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placename:- Milecastle 48
other name:- Poltross Burn Mile Castle
site name:- Hadrian's Wall
locality:- Gilsland
parish Upper Denton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
roman milecastle
coordinates:- NY63396622
10Km square:- NY66

1Km square NY6366

photograph

Milecastle 48 -- Hadrian's Wall -- Gilsland -- Upper Denton -- Cumbria / -- 21.3.2008
photograph

Milecastle 48 -- Hadrian's Wall -- Gilsland -- Upper Denton -- Cumbria / -- 21.3.2008

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 226, Mr Horsley:-
...
"... Just on the west side of Poltross water a castellum is visible; and about two furlongs west from this castellum the walls are within a chain of each other, and continue so almost all the way till they cross Irthing water near Burdoswold. On the west side of the rivulet called Poltross, and near Mumps hall, Severus's ditch appears large and distinct, being detached about eight yards from the wall. I measured it about 30 foot wide at the top and 15 at the bottom, and its depth about ten.
person:- archaeologist : Horsley, John
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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tiny photograph, 
button to large Milecastle 48 -- Hadrian's Wall -- Gilsland -- Upper Denton -- Cumbria / -- 21.3.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Milecastle 48 -- Hadrian's Wall -- Gilsland -- Upper Denton -- Cumbria / -- 21.3.2008

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