Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 36 – King's Hill
Roman Mile Castle in Hexham
Milecastle 36 (King’s Hill) was one of the milecastles on Hadrian’s Wall (grid reference NY79726931). There is little to see on the ground as most of the walls have been robbed and quarried away.The site of Milecastle 36 is located on King’s Hill, 800 metres northeast of Housesteads Roman Fort.
The milecastle was robbed of most of its remaining stone in 1831.
Part of the east and west walls are indicated by robber-trenches.
The remainder of the milecastle has been destroyed by surface quarrying, and the featureless interior is overlain by Wall tumble. Milecastle 36 was excavated in 1946. It was found to have a long axis and narrow walls.
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Visiting Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 36 – King's Hill