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TURRET 39A

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The site of Roman turret 39A, part of the defences on Hadrian's Wall. The turret was located in 1909 and excavated in 1911; the south, east, and west walls had been taken down to ground level in the Roman period and were narrow gauge. In the south-west corner of the turret a rectangular structure, 3 feet 8 inches by 2 feet 8 inches, was built against the south wall beneath the level of a platform. In the north-west corner was a burial of a man and a woman overlain by blocking material. The turret is visible as a slight rectangular hollow about 0.2m deep.

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