Keys to the Past

Turret 26b (Wall)

Turret 26b (Brunton Turret). © Northumberland County Council.
Turret 26b (Brunton Turret). © Northumberland County Council.

This is an excellent example of a Roman turret on Hadrian's Wall. The remains show that the turret was built first and then the Wall was later built up to it. A stone with the name of the army unit that built the tower was found here in 1880. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8547
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 Wall

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