Keys to the Past

Hadrian's Wall (Whittington)

The vallum near Downhill, Whittington. 
Photo by Harry Rowland.
The vallum near Downhill, Whittington. Photo by Harry Rowland.

This stretch of Hadrian's Wall runs between Sunnybrae and Haltonchester fort. The wall is buried beneath the modern B6318 road, though it can be seen as a bank of rubble at Down Hill. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9994
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
TRIAL TRENCH, Halton Shields additional archaeological evaluation 2001; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
WATCHING BRIEF, Halton Shields and Haltonchesters, Northumberland. Archaeological watching brief report 2001; LANCASTER UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT
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, Archaeological watching brief at Halton East Farm, Halton Shields 2008; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whittington

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