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MILECASTLE 10

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The site of Roman milecastle 10, part of the defences on Hadrian's Wall. The northern gateway is preserved in the garden of Dene House. It is two courses high on either side of the entrance, and consists of twelve foundation slabs - the east of which is chamfered - and three blocks of the second course. Other blocks are located upon the fondation slabs but are smaller and appear out of place. One stone inscribed with a symbol resembling an asterisk stands within and on the west side of the entrance. Two pivot-holes survive, one on either side of the entrance; and the western-most block of the upper course displays a lewis-hole in its upper surface. No other adjacent features were located. The southern part of the milecastle is located in the field to the south of the road, and is still visible as a low amorphous mound rising no more than 0.4 metres above the present ground surface. The milecastle was investigated as part of the Milecastle Project in 1999. Two trenches were excavated, one across the west wall, and the other across the east wall. The excavations revealed that east-west it measured 14.76 metres, and the exterior walls were 2.98m thick. The north-south length of the milecastle measured 17.68 metres. There appeared to be a hiatus in the building of the north gate, represented by differing standards of workmanship. An oven was identified in the south-west corner of the fort.

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