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Milecastle 22

Hob Uid: 18163
Location :
Northumberland
Corbridge
Grid Ref : NY9896068610
Summary : The site of Roman milecastle 22, part of the defences on Hadrian's Wall. The milecastle at survives as a squarish turf-covered platform, 0.5 metres high on the east side, but elsewhere as a parch mark only.
More information : [NY 9896 6861] Milecastle 22 [G.S.C.] (Site of) [T.I] (1)

This is 263 yards east of the point where Dere Street crosses the Wall. Excavation in 1930 showed that the side walls were eight feet thick, the north Wall having the normal thickness of nine feet three inches; the internal width of the milecastle was fifty-five feet. Its north gate was of Type III [Long axis milecastles are associated with Sixth Legion]. (2)

Published survey (25") correct. The remains of this milecastle consist of slight earthen platform considerably spread by cultivation. (3)

The milecastle was located 86 feet east of the fence on the north side of the road in 1930 (4a). The north gateway is Type III and had been walled up (4b). The milecastle at NY 9896 6861 survives as a squarish turf-covered platform, 0.5m high on the east side, but elsewhere as a parch mark only. (4)

Scheduled (5)

Depiction in the James Irwin Coates Archive of 'Traces of Mile Castle in Road W. of Hunnum.1879'. (6)

Located on the English Heritage map of Hadrian's Wall 2010. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1962
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Handbook to the Roman Wall, 11th Edition, 1957 (JC Bruce. Ed.by I.A.Richmond)
Page(s) : 75
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 20-JAN-66
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Keith Blood/13-SEP-1989/RCHME: Hadrian's Wall Project
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Source Number : 4a
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Hepple, T, 1930 Manuscript (original held by Durham University)
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Source Number : 4b
Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
Source details : Simpson F G 'Excavations on Hadrian's Wall between Heddon-on-the-Wall and North Tyne in 1930'
Page(s) : 317-9
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Vol(s) : 8, 1931
Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 14-Jul-97
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Source Number : 6
Source : Hadrian's Wall: archaeological research by English Heritage 1976-2000
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Page(s) : 16
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Source Number : 7
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 (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ND 28
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26047
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 9868/2
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 96 NE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 18171
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 18174
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, PORTGATE, MILECASTLE 22
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1930-01-01
End Date : 1930-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 96 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-01-20
End Date : 1966-01-20
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: HADRIAN'S WALL PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1993-08-01