56. Did turrets have roofs?

Turret reconstructionsTurrets have been reconstructed as both flat-topped with parapets and roofed with a peripheral balcony (see figure above), the latter doubtless influenced by representations of signal towers on Trajan’s Column. Occasional finds of roofing material have been made in the vicinity of turrets but not enough for there to be certainty over this.

Further reading: Symonds and Mason 2009