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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Segedunum Roman Fort Wallsend


Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend.

Segedunum Roman Fort was built at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall which itself stretched 73miles from the Tyne to the Solway Firth.
Of course the town of Wallsend derives its name from the Wall.
Emperor Hadrian ordered that work be started on the wall in 122 AD and this was to represent Roman power at the northern frontier of the mighty Roman empire.
Hadrian's Wall stretches from Cumbria through big chunks of Northumberland onwards through Newcastle to Wallsend.
Segedunum means “Strong Fort” and would have been the base for 600 Roman soldiers.
Today the Segedunum museum is a visitors site on Hadrian’s Wall and much of the foundations and even part of the Wall survive here. 
One of the features of the Segedunum museum is the 35 metre viewing tower which provide dramatic views of the fort and contemporary industry on the river. Pons Aelius
(Newcastle) and Arbeia Roman Fort at South Shields are also a reflection of the impact the Romans had on Tyneside.
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