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Severus

(St.). Patron saint of fullers, being himself of the same craft.

The Wall of Severus.
A stone rampart, built in 208 by the Emperor Severus, between the Tyne and the Solway. It is to the north of Hadrian's wall, which was constructed in 120.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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