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The best preserved turret or observation tower in the western sector of Hadrian's Wall. 

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Banks East in Cumbria where the Wall, instigated on the orders of the emperor Hadrian in AD 122, was originally made from turf. Originally there were two such turrets to every Roman mile along Hadrian's Wall, each manned by a few soldiers watching over the frontier. Banks East Turret remained in use until late in the 4th century AD.

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