Segedunum, the eastern terminus of Hadrian's Wall. Photograph and text 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [This image may be freely used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

Segedunum marks the east end of Hadrian's Wall which traverses England from the Solway Firth in the west, ending here at the appropriately-named town of Wallsend on the River Tyne. The rocks here at Wallsend outline a fort called Segedunum. There is a museum with an observation tower, and a Roman bathhouse has been reconstructed here too (the white structure with the red roof).

The Swan Hunter shipyard on the River Tyne appears in the background. The day after this picture was taken the shipyard, once a part of Britain's technological dominance, closed, making the cranes (if preserved) instances of a second archeological preservation [JB].

Related Material


The Macmillan Encyclopedia, London: Macmillan, 1986.

Oxford dictionary of national biography: in association with the British Academy: from the earliest times to the year 2000. Ed. H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. New York: Oxford UP, 2004.

Last modified 7 February 2007
Thanks to Frank Moran for correcting a geographical error and pointing us in the right direction.