Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 13 – Rudchester Burn
Roman Mile Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne
Milecastle 13 (Rudchester Burn) was a milecastle of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall. Its remains exist as a low platform south of the B6318 Military Road.
Milecastle 13 was a short-axis milecastle and the north gateway has been identified as Type I. Such milecastles were thought to have been constructed by the legio II Augusta who were based in Isca Augusta (Caerleon).
The milecastle measured 15.24 metres (50.0 ft) x 17.91 metres (58.8 ft) with narrow side walls having a thickness of 2.34 metres (7.7 ft).
The threshold of the north gate was unworn, and raised 23 centimetres (9.1 in). One stone remained, which could have acted as a third threshold, or part of a later narrowing of the gateway.