Milecastle 46

Milecastle 46
(The site of) Milecastle 46 (Carvoran) - - 1374335.jpg
The site of Milecastle 46
Milecastle 46 is located in Northumberland
Milecastle 46
Location within Northumberland
Coordinates54°59′15″N 2°31′32″W / 54.98759°N 2.5256°W / 54.98759; -2.5256Coordinates: 54°59′15″N 2°31′32″W / 54.98759°N 2.5256°W / 54.98759; -2.5256
UK-OSNG referenceNY66466601

Milecastle 46 (Carvoran) was a milecastle on Hadrian's Wall (grid reference NY66466601).


Milecastle 46 is located just west of the Vallum deviation, north of Carvoran Roman Fort (Magnis).[1] There are no visible remains of the milecastle, but its site can be distinguished by a slight, turf-covered platform.[1] The site is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs.[1]

Associated Turrets[edit]

Each milecastle on Hadrian's Wall had two associated turret structures. These turrets were positioned approximately one-third and two-thirds of a Roman mile to the west of the Milecastle, and would probably have been manned by part of the milecastle's garrison. The turrets associated with Milecastle 46 are known as Turret 46A and Turret 46B.

Turret 46A[edit]

Turret 46A (Holmhead) (grid reference NY659660) has never been located, and its position has been calculated from the neighbouring milecastles.[2] It may lie under the house or garden of Holmhead.[2]

Turret 46B[edit]

Turret 46B (Wallend) (grid reference NY65426603) has never been located, and its position has been calculated from the neighbouring milecastles.[3] It may lie under a farm outbuilding.[3]

Public access[edit]

The site of the milecastle is on private land directly adjacent to the Hadrian's Wall Path. Parking is available at Walltown Quarry Car Park, which is on the line of the Hadrian's Wall Path, and is signposted from the B6318 (Military Road).


  1. ^ a b c MILECASTLE 46, Pastscape, retrieved 3 December 2013
  2. ^ a b TURRET 46A, Pastscape, retrieved 3 December 2013
  3. ^ a b TURRET 46B, Pastscape, retrieved 3 December 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to Milecastle 46 at Wikimedia Commons