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Milecastle 18 (Matfen)

This Roman milecastle stands close to the Robin Hood Inn, where a road turns south to a farmhouse. It was excavated in 1931 and the walls were recorded. There are now no remains to be seen. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9947
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Vallum Farm, East Wallhouses 1979; English Heritage
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 Matfen

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