NY7868 : Milecastle 37, Hadrian's Wall

taken 10 months ago, 4 km from Bardon Mill, Northumberland, Great Britain

Milecastle 37, Hadrian's Wall
Milecastle 37, Hadrian's Wall
Milecastles housed the garrisons manning Hadrian's Wall. In addition, there were a few larger forts such as Vercovicium LinkExternal link which could house more troops and had additional facilities such as a hospital LinkExternal link . Most milecastles also provided a border crossing gate LinkExternal link and were likely to be used as customs posts for cross-border trade. The section of wall between two milecastles was divided into three parts separated by a turret, which would have been staffed by soldiers from the adjacent milecastle.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 25 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Grassland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7849 6868 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.7323N 2:20.2731W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7857 6873
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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