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Turret 33b

Hob Uid: 16815
Location :
Northumberland
Haydon
Grid Ref : NY8213070540
Summary : The site of Roman turret 33B, part of the defences on Hadrian's Wall. It has been exposed and consolidated. The walls are 0.9 metres thick and have a maximum height of 1.1 metres. There is a blocked entry at the east end of the south wall. The turret apparently went out of use at the end of the 2nd century, when the pottery sequence comes to an end, and the doorway was blocked. It was subsequently demolished and the recess in the rear of the wall was blocked up.
More information : [NY 8212 7055] Turret [G.S.] (1)

Turret 33b, now scheduled, had formerly been of uniform construction, with narrow walls and door to east. (2-3)

The turret, though under grass, is outlined by slight traces of protruding stonework.
Resurveyed at 1/2500. (4)

The turret apparently went out of use at the end of the 2nd century, when the pottery sequence comes to an end, and the doorway was blocked. It was subsequently demolished and the recess in the rear of the wall was blocked up. Excavations. 1968-70. (5)

In the process of consolidation by D. of E. (I.A.M.) a legionary building inscription was found attesting work done by the 6th Legion. (6)

The masonry has now been consolidated by D. of E. and stands to a height of approximately 0.6m. (7)

The turret was located by Simpson in 1913 (8a). Full excavation report, plans, etc (8b). The turret at NY 8213 7054 is consolidated and under guardianship, it measures 3.95m east-west by 3.9m north-south (excluding the blocking to the north). The walls are 0.9m thick and have a maximum height of 1.1m. There is a blocked entry at the east end of the south wall. (8)

Scheduled (9)

Reference (10)

The turret is visible as a structure on air photographs taken in 2000. (11)

Located on the English Heritage map of Hadrian's Wall 2010. (12)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 25" 1922
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Source Number : 2
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 84
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Vol(s) : 38, 1948
Source Number : 9
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 14-Jul-97
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Source Number : 10
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Tynedale, Northumberland: 27.7.87
Page(s) : 65
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Source Number : 11
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR NY8270/4 (TMG 19860/27) 08-May-2000
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Source Number : 12
Source : An Archaeological Map of Hadrian's Wall, 1:25,000 scale
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Monuments England and Wales 1955 (Ministry of Works)
Page(s) : 76
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ECW 12-JAN-66
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Source Number : 5
Source : Britannia : a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies
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Page(s) : 250
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Vol(s) : 2, 1971
Source Number : 6
Source : Council for British Archaeology Group 3: Archaeological newsbulletin for Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Westmorland and Lancashire-north-of-the-sands
Source details : (R Miket and V Maxfield)
Page(s) : 4
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Vol(s) : 11, 1971
Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 BHP 11-MAY-72
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Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Keith Blood/14-MAR-1988/RCHME: Hadrian's Wall Project
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Source Number : 8a
Source : Watermills and military works on Hadrian's Wall: excavations in Northumberland, 1907-13
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Page(s) : 77
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Source Number : 8b
Source : The excavation of Turret 33B (Coesike) [Northumberland]
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Page(s) : 145-78
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Vol(s) : 50

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Turret
Evidence : Ruined Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 8270/17
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26056
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ND 28
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 240792
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 87 SW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 16809
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 16812
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1007904
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, TURRET 33B, COESIKE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1913-01-01
End Date : 1913-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, TURRET 33B, COESIKE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1947-01-01
End Date : 1947-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 87 SW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-01-12
End Date : 1966-01-12
Associated Activities : Primary, TURRET 33B, COESIKE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1968-01-01
End Date : 1968-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, TURRET 33B, COESIKE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1970-01-01
End Date : 1970-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 87 SW 6
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