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Hadrian's Wall, Wallsend Fort (Segedunum)







Demolished Building

Visible in the 18th century, the fort area had become a pit village in the early 19 th century, was built over again at the end of the 19 th century, and was only finally cleared in the 1970s and 1980s. Chance discoveries were made of a well (in 1895) and the East gate (in 1912), and the fort outline was defined in 1929. Total excavation of the surviving internal area (except under Buddle Street) took place between 1975 and 1984, and partial excavation of the south ditches took place in 1991. The fort dates from c. A.D. 125 when the second (narrow) phase of the Wall was built east from Newcastle, and it continued in use to the end of the Roman period. It had 4 double gates and, at the south end at least, 3 ditches. SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT AND UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE




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