Keys to the Past

Cawfields Roman milestones (Haltwhistle)

In 1882, three Roman milestones were found lying on the south side of the Military Way, not far from Milecastle 42. They were all roughly cylindrical in shape and each would have stood just over one metre high. Two had third century inscriptions carved into them and these were taken to Chesters Museum but the other still lies by the road. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6482
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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