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Roman milestone at Codley Gate (Henshaw)

Roman milestone near Vindolanda.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Roman milestone near Vindolanda. Photo by Harry Rowland.

The milestone stands by the side of the Stanegate Roman road. It is cylindrical in shape and stands 1.7m tall. The milestone was first noted in the 18th century when it was described as lying under a hedge. Archaeologists believe that it now stands in its original position and evidence from other milestones found along this part of the Stanegate suggest that measurements were taken from Corbridge. Although this milestone has no letters carved in it, it would have marked the 15th Roman mile west of Corbridge. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6576
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Local History of Henshaw

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