Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 57 - Cambeckhill

Milecastle

Milecastle 57 (Cambeckhill) was a – Milecastle on Hadrian’s Wall. The exact location of the mile fort is unknown. Finds and visible remains of the wall are not known. Henry MacLauchlan suggested that it stand on the west bank of the river. But that would be 1/8 mile too close to the Walton Mile Fort. Due to the measurement of the distance to the neighboring towers, it should be directly under Cambeckhill Farm. Before the construction of a stable building, an exploratory excavation was carried out by employees of the Ministry of Public Building and Works at Cambeckhill Farm in the 1960s. The foundation of the wall was found, which consisted of red sandstone blocks and rubble in this section. Traces of the upstream trench can be seen on the edge of a field west of the courtyard. The further course of the wall can be seen from a wide elevation southwest of the farm.Camboglanna ) is 430 m southeast of the mile fort.