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Poltross Burn Milecastle also known as Milecastle 48 and “The King’s Stables”, is one of the milecastles on Hadrian’s Wall. It measures 18m by 21m and two barracks buildings are visible, one either side of the main north to south road. It is built with broad gauge defensive walls, including stub ‘wing walls’ which join onto the Narrow Wall curtain of Hadrian’s Wall on either side. It has Type III gateways. It lies 1521m west of Milecastle 47 and 1458m east of Milecastle 49.
The distinguishing feature of this milecastle is the stair base in the north-east corner, since the first few steps survive, allowing a wall walk height of 3.6m to be projected, suggesting a height for the curtain wall (including parapet) of 4.6m.
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Poltross Burn Milecastle 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 10°C on Sunday.Light rain overnight.Today's Forecast
7->1580% 59% 1 mph
7:50 am 6:01 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Saturday, Oct 21st
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7:52 am 5:59 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 22nd
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7:56 am 5:54 pmRain in the morning.Tuesday, Oct 24th
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7:58 am 5:52 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
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8:00 am 5:50 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Oct 26th
9->1553% 88% 6 mph
8:03 am 5:47 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.Friday, Oct 27th
11->1529% 90% 10 mph
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