Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 2 - Walker

Roman Mile Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne

Milecastle 2 (Walker) was a milecastle of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall. No remains are currently visible, having been built over, but its probable location is at or near the junction of the A187 Fossway and Tunstall Avenue, in the parish of Wallsend. It was supposedly visible in the mid-19th century but was built over by 1885. Excavations in 1928 failed to find any structural remains.

Milecastle 2 was a short-axis milecastle of unknown gateway type. Short-axis milecastles were thought to have been constructed by the legio II Augusta who were based in Isca Augusta (Caerleon).

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Visiting Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 2 - Walker

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