Keys to the Past

Milecastle 31 (Newbrough and Fourstones)

Milecastle 31, on Hadrian's Wall, was first located in 1912 and lies east of Carrawburgh Roman fort. It survives as a low earthwork platform about 14m by 16m. The north wall of the milecastle lies beneath the B6318 road. Traces of the road connecting the milecastle to the Roman Military Way survive as a causeway. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7878
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):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

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Source of Reference
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones


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