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Denton Hall Turret (Hadrian's Wall)

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Denton Hall Turret (Hadrian's Wall)
Denton Hall Turret (Hadrian's Wall)

Denton Turret is the partial remains of a turret and an associated length of Hadrian's Wall. The turret is also known as Turret 7b. It is almost square, measuring 13 feet by 14 feet. Excavation has revealed a platform inside the turret, which is set into the wall to a depth of 5 feet.

Denton Turret is thought to have been in use on 3 separate occasions. The first was directly after the building of the Wall, from 122-196 AD. The second period of occupation was from 205-295, and the third from 300-367 AD.

Beside the turret is a section of 'broad wall' measuring 65 metres in length. Denton Turret is located directly beside Denton Hall (otherwise known as Bishops House).

About Denton Hall Turret (Hadrian's Wall)
Address: A69, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: Open access site. Located on the A69 4 miles west of Newcastle city centre.
Website: Denton Hall Turret (Hadrian's Wall)
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Location map
OS: NZ198655
Photo Credit: Mike Quinn, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time


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Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Tourist Information Centre
8-9 Central Arcade
Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 277 8000
Email: tourist.info@newcastle.gov.uk

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