Keys to the Past

Turret 39a, Hadrian's Wall (Henshaw)

This turret was found by archaeologists during excavations here in 1911. They discovered that it had been abandoned in Roman times, dismantled and the gap left in Hadrian's Wall rebuilt in the second century AD. A man and woman were also found buried in the north-west corner of the turret. This is very unusual as it would have been against Roman law and this may be an illegal burial. All that is left of the milecastle today is a slight hollow. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6562
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Henshaw

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