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At Peel Gap an unexpected tower has been discovered. In the article overleaf, Jim Crow, the National Trust archaeologist, explains how it was added to Hadrian's Wall.
Right. The tower at a late stage of excavation, showing how it abuts the Wall.
Below. The wall was built in three stages. The horizontal ranging rod is lying on the broad foundations, here never used. The vertical ranging rod stands beside the narrow wall built by Hadrian. Behind it is the yet narrower wall, built by Severus.
Below right. A chamfered stone with whitewash still adhering, proves that in the third century the Wall was painted white.