Keys to the Past

Hadrian's Wall (Whittington; Matfen)

This stretch of Hadrian's Wall runs from the B6321 to Halton Shields. The route of the wall lies under the B6318, though the ditch can be seen to the north of the road. The course of the Roman road known as the military way, which ran along the corridor between the wall and the vallum is not known. The earthwork remains of the vallum itself, however, are visible in several places along this route. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9993
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Halton Shields and Haltonchesters, Northumberland. Archaeological watching brief report 2001; LANCASTER UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological Watching Brief at Halton East Farm, Northumberland 2006; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd
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, B6318 near Halton Shields 2011; Archaeological Research Services

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen
Local History of Whittington


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