NY6766 : Turret 45a (Walltown) and Hadrian's Wall west of Walltown Farm

taken 6 years ago, near to Greenhead, Northumberland, Great Britain

Turret 45a (Walltown) and Hadrian's Wall west of Walltown Farm
Turret 45a (Walltown) and Hadrian's Wall west of Walltown Farm
The turret lies on the west side of the NY6766 : (Disused) quarry near Walltown, about 100 yards short (ie east) of the normal measured position. It was built as a free-standing tower before the Narrow Wall, 7ft 4in wide above the offset, was brought up to its east and west sides. The tower measures about 19 ft by 18ft externally, with its foundations resting on bedrock up to four courses deep depending upon the uneven nature of the rock surface. The door was probably in the southeast corner. The foundations, examined in 1959, contained a fragment of a pot of Hadrianic date. It is possible that the structure was built early in Hadrian's reign as a look-out for the troops on the Stanegate, probably at NY6665 : Carvoran (Magna) Roman Fort, to be subsumed within the Wall built a little later. Pottery indicated occupation in the second century only. {Source: "Handbook to the Roman Wall" (14th Edition) by J Collingwood Bruce.}
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6798 6647 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.5067N 2:30.1186W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 67393 66347
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