E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
from the Tyne to Boulness, on the Solway Firth, a distance of eighty miles. Called
The Roman Wall, because it was the work of the Romans.
Agricolas Wall, because Agricola made the south bank and ditch.
Hadrians Wall, because Hadrian added another vallum and mound parallel to Agricolas.
The Wall of Sevrus, because Severus followed in the same line with a stone wall, having castles and turrets.
The Picts Wall, because its object was to prevent the incursions of the Picts.
The wall of Antoninus, now called Graemes Dyke, from Dunglass Castle on the Clyde to Blackness Castle on the Forth, was made by Lollius Urbicus, legate of Antoninus Pius, A.D. 140. It was a turf wall.