Turret 39b, Hadrian's Wall (Henshaw)
This turret was found by archaeologists during excavations here in the early 1900s. It measures 5.75m north to south by 5m across and although there is nothing to see above ground today, its remains survive as buried features. The turret was built with broad wing walls to attach it to Hadrian's Wall but was actually built over with narrow wall. It seems that the north side of the turret was demolished at some time in the Roman period and Hadrian's Wall rebuilt across this end to its full width. Its position meant it had a good view of land to the north and south. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
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Source of Reference
Local History of Henshaw