NY5865 : Hadrian's Wall, Turret 51b (Leahill)

taken 7 years ago, near to Banks, Cumbria, Great Britain

Hadrian's Wall, Turret 51b (Leahill)
Hadrian's Wall, Turret 51b (Leahill)
Hadrianís Wall was planned as a continuous wall with a milecastle every Roman mile (1.48km) and two turrets equally spaced between each milecastle.

The western section of Hadrianís Wall was originally built in turf, but the turrets were built from stone. These turrets were very basic, designed for temporary occupation by the soldiers who patrolled the wall.
Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's wall or 'Vallum Aelium' is the remains of a large Roman fortification. The wall extended west from Segedunum at Wallsend on the River Tyne to the shore of the Solway Firth, ending a short but unknown distance west of the village of Bowness-on-Solway. Construction probably started sometime in AD 122 and was largely completed within six years.

The remains were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5838 6511 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.7308N 2:39.1085W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5840 6511
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