Hadrian's Wall Path at the approximate location of Milecastle 61
Milecastle 61 is believed to lie close to Wallhead Farm in the civil parish of Stanwix Rural. Its exact position is uncertain, but its location may be indicated by area of high resistance found during a geophysical survey conducted in 1981.
Each milecastle on Hadrian's Wall had two associated turret structures. These turrets were positioned approximately one-third and two-thirds of a Roman mile to the west of the Milecastle, and would probably have been manned by part of the milecastle's garrison. The turrets associated with Milecastle 61 are known as Turret 61A (grid reference ) and Turret 61B (grid reference ). None of the turrets between Milecastles 59 and 72 were sought or identified prior to 1961, and the exact locations of turrets 61A and 61B have not been found.
- Historic England, "Hadrian's Wall and vallum between Baron's Dike and Birky Lane at Walby, in wall miles 60, 61 and 62 (1010979)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 10 December 2013
- Historic England, "Milecastle 61 (11597)", PastScape, retrieved 10 December 2013
- Historic England, "Moss Side 1 (11626)", PastScape, retrieved 10 December 2013
- Historic England, "Moss Side 2 (909916)", PastScape, retrieved 10 December 2013