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#Alongthewallin80days - Day 46

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Sat, 28/06/2014 - 14:14 -- Samantha

#Alongthewallin80days - Day 46

While walking Hadrian's Wall, whether for fun or to raise money for charity, your bound to come across some amazing ancient ruins. Milecastle 39 near Steel Rig is a perfect example of some of the remains left behind by the Romans!

Milecastle 39, also known as Castle Nick is a milecastle on Hadrian's Wall, grid reference NY76066773.

Milecastle 39 is located northeast of Twice Brewed which can be found on the interactive map of our app; Pocket Tours - Hadrian's Wall Country. The site was cleared in 1854, and was excavated several times from 1908 onwards. Between 1982 and 1987 It was found to have a long axis, with a Type II gateway.  It appeared that the milecastle was occupied until the late 4th century; In the south-east corner was a stone oven and the south-west corner a rectangular building with a sunken floor associated with Roman finds. The excavated stonework has been consolidated, and the walls are up to 1.75 meters high. There are some fascinating remains that can be seen at the sight, accessible along the Hadrian's Wall path. Take the walk and enjoy these remarkable roman remains...

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