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Milecastle 33

Hob Uid: 16809
Location :
Northumberland
Newbrough
Grid Ref : NY8308070730
Summary : The site of Roman milecastle 33 on Hadrian's Wall. It survives as earthworks and is visible on air photographs. Part of the north gate and the north wall has a maximum height of 1.2 metres, and a fragment of the south gate is exposed; otherwise the milecastle is turf-covered.
More information : [NY 8308 7073] Milecastle [G.S.] (Site of) (1)

In the field on the north, where the road approaching Shield on the Wall from the east swings south, are the remains of Milecastle 33. When excavated between 1935-6, it was found to be a long-axis milecastle measuring 78' x 68' externally, with a visible north gate of Type II. Little of the south gate remains apart from the east outer jamb, and a large threshold of the type used at milecastles 13, 17 and 53. (2-3)

Resurveyed at 1/2500. The remains are represented by a grass covered platform with some protruding masonry. The remains of the north gate are well preserved, though only the east outer jamb of the south gate is now visible.
See G.Ps. AO/65/143/7 & 8. (4)

NY 8308 7073. Part of the north gate and the north wall has a maximum height of 1.2m, and a fragment of the south gate is exposed; otherwise the milecastle is turf-covered. (5)

Scheduled (6)

The remains of the Roman milecastle are visible as earthworks on air photographs taken in 1930 and still extant on the latest photography taken in 1993. (7)

Located on the English Heritage map of Hadrian's Wall 2010. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 25" 1925
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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 (Ed I.A. Richmond)
Page(s) : 111-13
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Source Number : 3
Source : Archaeologia Aeliana : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
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Page(s) : 362-63
Figs. : 2
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Vol(s) : 13, 1936
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ECW 12-JAN-66
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Keith Blood/22-MAR-1988/RCHME: 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 : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 26/AC 9827 22-OCT-1930
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Source Number : 8
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 : Hadrian's Wall Project Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 8370/13
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
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Northumberland)
External Cross Reference Number : 7821
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NY 87 SW 4
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 16812
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 16815
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1459519
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, MILECASTLE 33, SHIELD-ON-THE-WALL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1884-01-01
End Date : 1884-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, MILECASTLE 33, SHIELD-ON-THE-WALL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1935-01-01
End Date : 1936-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NY 87 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-01-12
End Date : 1966-01-12
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, MILECASTLE 33, NEWBROUGH
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31
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