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1293


Newcastle


Chapel House, Knop Law, earthwork (Castle Steeds)


Chapel House


NZ16NE


Monument



Enclosure?


Undetermined



Levelled Earthwork


In 1732 Horsley noted the existence "near the Chapel houses about a furlong south from Severus's wall, and less from Hadrian's,...the ruins of a rampart. It is usually called the Castle-steeds...it is about four chains long, with an interval in the middle, that looks like a gate...like the south rampart of a small fort". He saw no traces of ramparts on the other sides. MacLauchlan in the mid-19th century declared they were quite destroyed and their outline scarcely visible.


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<< HER 1293 >> J. Horsley, 1732, Britannia Romana, 138, plan 3 J. Hodgson, 1840, History of Northumberland, Part 2, Vol. III, 281 H. MacLauchlan, 1858, Memoir written during a Survey of the Roman Wall, p. 14 note 2 G.R.B. Spain, 1930, Outlying Works North and South of the Wall, Northumberland County History, XIII, 540

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