Keys to the Past

Hadrian's Wall between Chesters and the road to Simonburn (Humshaugh; Warden)

Hadrian's Wall at Black Carts. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Hadrian's Wall at Black Carts. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The section of Hadrian's Wall between Chesters Roman fort and the road to Simonburn contains a number of different features. There are milecastles and turrets as well as the course of the Military Way Roman road and the vallum. Some of these remains survive as earthworks, such as Turret 29a and the vallum, which is visible throughout most of this section of the Wall. Hadrian's Wall itself is visible in two places as an upstanding feature, in the grounds of Chesters house and near Black Carts. At Black Carts the Wall has been consolidated and is on display to visitors. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7928
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Walwick 2003; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WATCHING BRIEF, Wall mile 28, Tower Tye 2003; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WATCHING BRIEF, Black Carts, Hadrian's Wall 2004
EVALUATION, An Archaeological Evaluation on the B6318 at Black Carts Farm, near Walwick, Tynedale, Northumberland 2006; Pre-Construct Archaeology
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
WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief on the B6318 Military Road at Black Carts Farm, near Walwick, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Walwick Hall: archaeological monitoring during installation of NEDL cables and associated works 2009; Alan Williams Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Little Walwick 2012; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
WATCHING BRIEF, Exploratory trenching near Walwick Farmhouse 2013; Alan Williams Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Drainage works on the B6318 Military Road, Walwick 2013; Alan Williams Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Humshaugh
Local History of Warden


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