Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 13 - Rudchester Burn

Milecastle

Milecastle 13 (Rudchester Burn) was a – Milecastle of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall. Its remains exist as a low platform south of the B6318 Military Road.

Milecastle 13 was a short-axis – Milecastle and the north gateway has been identified as Type I. Such – Milecastles were thought to have been constructed by the legio II Augusta who were based in Isca Augusta (Caerleon).

The – Milecastle measured 15.24 metres (50.0 ft) x 17.91 metres (58.8 ft) with narrow side walls having a thickness of 2.34 metres (7.7 ft).

The threshold of the north gate was unworn, and raised 23 centimetres (9.1 in). One stone remained, which could have acted as a third threshold, or part of a later narrowing of the gateway.