Milecastle 42 (Cawfields) - south gate

  • Description

    "See [[5638322]]. Collingwood Bruce says that "both this and [[846862]] are built of massive masonry; both display marking-out lines on the lowest course. The pivots for the doors survive at the north gate, while at the south is a bar hole on the east side. The passage of the south gate was reduced in length to fit the narrow south wall, but still had to project into the milecastle. [However] the passage remained too short to accommodate the gates, and so the foundation blocks of the inner pier had to be cut away to allow the gates to be fully opened." {Source: "Handbook to the Roman Wall" (14th Edition) by J Collingwood Bruce.}" Photo by Mike Quinn, 2017.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5638335
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-12-27
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