Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 14 – March Burn
Roman Mile Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne
Milecastle 14 (March Burn) was a milecastle of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall. Its remains exist as a low (maximum 0.4 metres (1.3 ft) on the west side) platform, south of the B6318 Military Road and about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west of the road junction at Rudchester Farm.
Milecastle 14 was a short-axis milecastle with unknown gateway type (though the dimensions of the north gateway were found to match those of Milecastle 37, and the gateway had been blocked up some time after construction.) Short axis milecastles (Type I) were thought to have been constructed by the Legio II Augusta who were based in Isca Augusta (Caerleon).
The milecastle had dimensions of 18.29 metres (60.0 ft) across, having broad walls.
The remains of an internal building 5.11 metres (16.8 ft) wide, (located on the west side) have been identified.