Keys to the Past

Section of Hadrian's Wall (Henshaw; Bardon Mill)

Hadrian's Wall, near Hotbank Crags (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
Hadrian's Wall, near Hotbank Crags (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

This section of Hadrian's Wall stretches from Turret 37a to Milecastle 39. Steep rock outcrops at Hotbank Crags, Highshields Crags and Peel Crags can be seen along the course of the wall. The wall survives as an exposed and repaired structure for most of this section. Fortifications on this section included Milecastle 38, Milecastle 39, Turret 37a, Turret 37b, Turret 38a, Turret 38b, Turret 39a and a further Roman tower. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6674
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
WATCHING BRIEF, Hotbank Farm 2005; Oxford Archaeology (North)
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Steel Rigg 2010; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological watching during repairs to Hadrian's Wall at Hotbanks 2016
WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief during the replacement of a crossing on the Hadrian's Wall Trail at Highshield Crags 2017
WATCHING BRIEF, Watching brief during replacement of crossings on the Hadrian's Wall Trail at Crag Lough Wood 2017

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill
Local History of Henshaw

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