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Roman quarry by the Haltwhistle Burn (Haltwhistle)

An inscription was found in 1844 in a quarry immediately next to the Haltwhistle Burn fortlet. The letters LEG.VI.V were carved into the rock and record the use of the quarry by the Sixth Legion, presumably when cutting stones for Hadrian's Wall. The inscription is no longer visible as the quarry is overgrown but may have been destroyed soon after its discovery in the 19th century.

Reference number:N6481
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle


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