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Milecastle 44

Hob Uid: 13828
Location :
Northumberland
Greenhead
Grid Ref : NY6888066940
Summary : The site of milecastle 44 on Hadrian's Wall. The milecastle is a long-axis type measuring 20.3m north-south by 17.0m east-west internally. It was excavated by trenching around the inner face, but when and by whom is unknown as there is no published report available. It is now visible as a few facing stones and a turf-covered bank, 3.5m wide and 0.9m high. The agger of the road that leads to the Military Way is 3.5m wide and 0.2m high. The bank of the milecastle is visible as earthworks on air photographs and an inner ditch, which may be the excavation trench ia also visible.
More information : [NY 6888 6695] Milecastle [G.S.] (Site of) (1)

Before coming to Allolee farm house from the E. the ruins of milecastle 44 are very distinctly marked; it is a long-axis milecastle. (2)

Published survey (25") revised. The profile of the milecastle is distinguished by the "robber trenches" and their turf-covered spoil mounds. (3)

The site has been made readily apparent by the stone-grubbing activity, but there are no original remains. (4)

NY 6888 6694. The milecastle is a long-axis type measuring 20.3m north-south by 17.0m east-west internally. It was excavated by trenching around the inner face but when and by whom is unknown as there is no published report available. It is now visible as a few facing stones and a turf-covered bank, 3.5m wide and 0.9m high. The agger of the road that leads to the Military Way is 3.5m wide and 0.2m high. (5)

scheduled (6)

Listed Building (7)

The bank of the milecastle is visible as earthworks on air photographs and an inner ditch , which may be the excavation trench. (8)

Depicted as Milecastle west of Aesica (1891). (9)

Located on the English Heritage map of Hadrian's Wall 2010. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 25" 1921
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Handbook to Roman Wall 11th Ed. 1957 (J.C. Bruce, Ed. by I.A. Richmond)
Page(s) : 159
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 18-MAY-66
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 RWE 11-MAY-72
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Keith Blood/13-MAR-1989/Hadrian's Wall Project
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 14-Jul-97
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Source Number : 7
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Tynedale, Northumberland: 27.7.87
Page(s) : 22
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Source Number : 8
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : CUCAP K17 AU17 17-MAY-1980
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Source Number : 9
Source : Hadrian's Wall: archaeological research by English Heritage 1976-2000
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Source Number : 10
Source : An Archaeological Map of Hadrian's Wall, 1:25,000 scale
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Milecastle
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26066
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 240720
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ND 28
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External Cross Reference Source : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 6866/10
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Northumberland)
External Cross Reference Number : 6042
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 66 NE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 13833
Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association
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Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 66 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-05-18
End Date : 1966-05-18
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 66 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-05-11
End Date : 1972-05-11
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: HADRIAN'S WALL PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1993-08-01
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: HADRIAN'S WALL WHS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2002-01-01
End Date : 2008-12-31