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Pike Hill Signal Tower

Banks, Cumbria

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The remains of the signal tower

The remains of one of a network of signal towers predating Hadrianís Wall. Pike Hill was later joined to the Wall at an angle of 45 degrees.  Located between the two turrets known as Banks East Turret

View from a little further back, the roman wall ran along under what is now the road
  this side and in line with the field wall behind

A board at the site gives an idea as to how the tower may have looked,
notice how the wall is stepped on joining the tower

Humps and bumps in the field behind the signal tower, suggesting there's more to find.

Another view of the humps and bumps

Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham used with permission. Previously on www.visitcumbria.com

See also Banks East Turret  at the same location.

Location: Pike Hill Signal Tower, Banks, Cumbria

Grid Reference: NY577648 Ceremonial County: Cumberland

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap

Getting there: On the side of a small road near the village of Banks. This is a very short walk from the car park by Banks East Turret  and provides a good view of the turret and wall.

Access: Access from walkway from car park or from road
Other Useful Websites: EH (Corrected)    VC   Geograph
Postcode: Telephone:
Opening Times: Open at all times

Charges: FREE

Nearby Locations: Banks East Turret 
Other Location Pages: Hadrian's Wall Route Guide

Other Relevant Pages: Roman Frontiers       Hadrian's Wall  

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Page Ref: Pike_Hill_Signal_Tower Topic: Roman Britain Last Updated: 05/2010


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