Hadrian's Wall and Cawfields milecastle, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Hadrian's Wall and Cawfields milecastle, Haltwhistle, Northumberland
Photograph taken February 1996 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k960047

A view looking eastwards along Hadrian's Wall as it runs over the Crags. An opening giving controllable access through Hadrian's Wall was built every mile along the structure (known as a milecastle). Cawfields milecastle (number 42) can be seen here on the hill. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Northumberland Haltwhistle

Period

Roman (43 - 409)

Themes

Tags

wall defence hadrian milecastle roman (43 - 409) english heritage