Wall, ditches, turrets, and milecastles.
stretch of the Wall farthest E is Turret 7b (Benwell,
NZ 198656); the next is at Heddon (NZ 137669). From
Heddon to Rudchester some intermittent lengths of the
vallum can be seen, and from Milecastle 18 (NZ 048684)
to Downhill (NZ 006685) a very informative stretch
survives, especially the 800 m E of Downhill. The Wall
ditch is visible intermittently over the same sector and
for the next 4.8 km the vallum and Wall ditch survive
clearly. At Planetrees (NY 929696) a fragment of Wall
stands 2.25 m high. Nearby at Brunton Bank (NY
922698), Turret 26b and a length of Wall can be seen.
From Tower Tie (NY 892709) to Limestone Bank Top
there is a stretch of curtain including Turret 29a (Black
Carts); the vallum is also clear. At Limestone Corner
(NY 875716) the ditch is rock-cut, and to the W, as far
as Milecastle 33 (NY 823705), a particularly fine length
of the vallum survives, with several stretches of the wall
ditch. At Milecastle 33 the modern road leaves the line
of the Wall; from here the vallum is generally visible
(with some exceptions) as far as Carvoran fort and,
intermittently, to Poltross Burn (NY 634663). Some
turrets and milecastles can be seen between Milecastle
35 and Housesteads fort; thereafter, the Wall rides along
the crags in a most imposing fashion (with some gaps) as
far as the Tipalt Burn (NY 659661). Many milecastles
(especially 37, 39, and 42) and turrets (45a) are on
view, and a good length of curtain survives on Walltown Crags. The military way is also visible for long
stretches between Milecastle 34 and Walltown. West of
Poltross Burn, Milecastle 48 is informative, and stretches
of the curtain wall run from there to Willowford Bridge
abutment (NY 624665). One of the most upstanding
stretches of curtain lies between Milecastle 49 and
Birdoswald fort, and W of the fort the only surviving
stretch of the Turf Wall can be seen. Apart from this,
with a very few exceptions (Turret 52a), there is little
between here and Carlisle, or W of the river Eden.
Bridge abutments may be seen on the Irthing (Willowford) and North Tyne (Chesters). At Chesters the 3d c.
stonework of the E abutment incorporates a pier of
The principal Wall museums are at Newcastle (Museum of Antiquities), Chesters (Clayton Memorial Museum), Carlisle (Tullie House Museum) and South
Shields, with others at Housesteads and Wallsend.