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Hadrian's Wall Management Plan Partnership

A research project of the Department of Archaeology.


To direct archaeological input into the management of Hadrian's Wall as part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.

To provide advocacy for the policies that are seeking to develop an inclusive agenda for the interpretation of the Wall, exploring the diverse character of past and present populations along the Wall corridor.


The Management Plan Partnership for the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site includes the organisations that fund the archaeological provisions along the Wall and also the Chairs of five Delivery Groups that feed into the developing policy for this vitally important cultural and economic heritage asset. Richard Hingley is the Chair of the Archaeological Research Delivery Group and also serves as a member of the Hadrian's Wall Management Plan Partnership. The Archaeology Delivery Group, which has twelve members, is:

  • directing archaeological input to the Management Planning for the Wall
  • overseeing the development of a second version of the Research Framework for the Wall
  • and managing a number of additional projects and events.


Hingley has been a member of the Management Plan Partnership for over a decade and now has the lead archaeological responsibility for the inputting of archaeological advice into the development of the Management Plan. This draws upon his past experience in heritage management and also his previous research, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded 'Tales of the Frontier project' (2006–13).

Photograph of a stone  reconstructed Roman Fort Gateway with two archway entrances with flanking towers

Published Results

Authored book

  • Hingley, Richard (2012). Hadrian's Wall: A Life. Oxford Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

  • Hingley, Richard (2018). Frontiers and mobilities: The Frontiers of the Roman Empire and Europe. European Journal of Archaeology 21(1): 78-95.


From the Department of Archaeology

  • Professor Richard Hingley