The remains of the turret
Banks Turrets 51B and 52A, well-preserved turret with adjoining stretches of Hadrianís Wall. This section of the wall was built with turf plus stone turrets and milecastles. Pike Hill Signal Tower is at the same location.
The western 30 miles of Hadrian's Wall was first built of turf, with stone turrets. About ten years later this section of the wall was rebuilt in stone. Milecastles were placed a roman mile apart and two turrets in between, a roman mile being a little smaller than a modern mile.
Remains of wall going towards turret looking west
Wall towards turret looking east
The wall was constructed in
sections by different teams, in some places the break
The break between the
construction of the turret with short side walls
The day I visited and took these photos it was raining hard. Like all stone it has more colour when wet.
Bank, 52A from the air
Nearby turret 51B from the air
Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham used with permission. Previously on www.visitcumbria.com
See also Pike Hill Signal Tower at the same loaction
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