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#Alongthewallin80days - Day 11

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Sat, 24/05/2014 - 09:43 -- Samantha

#Alongthewallin80days - Day 11

The Hadrian's Wall Festival kicks off today, visiting any, if not all, of the 3 forts is sure to be as exiting as it is educational for the kids and the adults!

The previous 3 blog posts have been about the festival so its time for a quick catch up on Milecastles 72 to 70. Most milecastles to the west end of the frontier are not well preserved and only a small minority have visible ruins above ground. Milecastles 72 and 71 have both been excavated and remains found, none of which are visible, however, milecastle 70 is yet to be found! 

Milecastle 72 is also known as Fauld Farm and is situated in the village of Burgh by Sands.​ The milecastle was partially excavated in 1960 and then again 1977 and 1989.The excavations uncovered the north, west and east walls​. 

Milecastle 71, Wormanbyis situated southeast of the western end of Milldikes Lane, between the villages of Burgh by Sands and Beaumont. Its position was located in 1960, and it was then partially excavated.The south and west walls were found, along with five evaluation trenches​.

Milecastle 70 or Braelees is thought to lie between the villages of Kirkandrews-on-Eden and Beaumont to the north of Cowen Bank by the River Eden.The precise location of the milecastle has not yet been found. 


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