Keys to the Past

Milecastle 37 (Bardon Mill)

This milecastle near Housesteads is on the crest of Housesteads Crag giving it good views to the north and south. It contains the remains of a small barracks. Part of an altar slab was used in the walls of the fort.. The site has been partly reconstructed so the wall stand up to 2.2m high in places. Investigations by archaeologists in 1988 and 1989 showed that the north gateway had been blocked and then partly demolished. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6555
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; D King
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates
WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief in association with a coring survey along the B6318 'Military Road', Throckley-Gilsland, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological watching brief during repairs to "Clayton Wall" (north face) immediately west of MC37 (Housesteads) 2011; The National Trust

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill

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