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Carole Raddato
published on 21 September 2022
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The Vallum Crossing at Benwell in western Newcastle is a stone-built causeway, where the road from the south crossed the Vallum earthwork (a steep-sided and flat-bottomed ditch running the length of Hadrian's Wall) on its way to Benwell fort (Condercum). The Vallum could only be crossed at the forts, where a causeway and a gate limited access to Hadrian's Wall's military zone under the officers' watchful eye.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, September 21). Benwell Vallum Crossing. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Benwell Vallum Crossing." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 21, 2022.

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Raddato, Carole. "Benwell Vallum Crossing." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Sep 2022. Web. 13 Jul 2024.