NY5764 : Banks East Turret 52A

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

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Banks East Turret 52A
Banks East Turret 52A
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)
Monday, 22 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5746 6472 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.5158N 2:39.9674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 5746 6472
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Archaeological Excavation  1st Century  First Century  Roman  Wall  Turret  Archaeological Site  Hadrians Wall 

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