Hadrian's Wall, Milecastle 42 (Cawfields)

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Carole Raddato
published on 21 September 2022

The Cawfields Milecastle (42) was one of the 81 milecastles along the length of Hadrian's Wall. These guardposts (or fortlets) were built at intervals of one Roman mile to control movement across the Wall. This milecastle at Cawfields clings to the hillside within a spectacular stretch of landscape.

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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). Hadrian's Wall, Milecastle 42 (Cawfields). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16410/hadrians-wall-milecastle-42-cawfields/

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Raddato, Carole. "Hadrian's Wall, Milecastle 42 (Cawfields)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 21, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16410/hadrians-wall-milecastle-42-cawfields/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Hadrian's Wall, Milecastle 42 (Cawfields)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Sep 2022. Web. 05 Feb 2023.