Hadrian's Wall - Milecastle 7 - Benwell Bank

Milecastle

Milecastle 7 (Benwell Bank or Benwell Hill) was a – Milecastle of the Roman Hadrian’s Wall. The – Milecastle itself has not been discovered by archaeologists and its presumed location lies beneath a modern housing development. Roman finds have been made in the area and the associated structure of Turret 7B is a significant surviving structure of the wall.

Milecastle 7 has not been located. English Heritage currently lists it at a presumed location midway between Turret 6B (which was located in 1751) and Turret 7A (which has visible remains). This location is covered by modern housing development.