Cawfields Milecastle

Cawfields Milecastle

Quick Facts

Cawfields Milecastle

Cawfields Milecastle

Where

Cawfields Milecastle 42, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Map & Website

When

  • Built as part of Hadrian’s Wall in AD 120s.
  • Site of a quarry of the hard black rock called dolerite, or whinstone by the locals, that closed in 1944.

What Remains

  • Milecastle outline sitting on the slope of the Whin Sill.
  • Long wall sections that snake off to the east.
  • Excellent view of the deep-rutted vallum, the defensive ditch that runs south of the wall.
  • All that remains of the quarry is the lake and the scarred Whin Sill.
Vallum at Cawfields

Vallum at Cawfields

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