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Hadrian's Wall and vallum between the road to Simonburn and the field boundary east of Carrawburgh car park in wall miles 29, 30 and 31 (Newbrough and Fourstones; Simonburn; Warden)

This stretch of Hadrian's Wall runs between the road to Simonburn and Carrawburgh. The wall survives as a buried feature for much of this stretch, except for two well-preserved sections. Elsewhere the Wall is visible as a stony bank. The outer ditch that runs parallel to the Wall survives well throughout this section, and is most impressive at Limestone Corner where it is cut into the bedrock. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N7934
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Listed Building
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
WATCHING BRIEF, Hadrian's Wall Tourist Signs adjacent to Brocolitia Roman Fort and the Errington Arms public house 2016; Pre-Construct Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Simonburn
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones
Local History of Warden


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