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Banks East Turret

Banks, Cumbria

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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
 between one and other is visible

The break between the construction of the turret with short side walls
  and construction of the wall section

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

Location: Banks East Turret, Banks, Cumbria

Grid Reference: NY574648 Ceremonial County: Cumberland

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap

Getting there: Located on  small road east of the village of Banks, see map link above to get location.

Access: From road, own parking area. Open at all times
Other Useful Websites: VC   EH (corrected) Geograph including many images
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Opening Times: open at all times

Charges: FREE

Nearby Locations: Pike Hill Signal Tower
Other Location Pages: Hadrian's Wall Route Guide

Other Relevant Pages: Roman Frontiers    Hadrian's Wall  

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