The name comes the Fourth Cohort of the Twentieth Legion, Valeria Victrix (Valiant and Victorious), who are known to have built part of Hadrian's Wall in the Heddon area about 121AD as shown on a building stone found in 1807 in the vicarage at Heddon but now lost.
Twentieth Legion Valeria Victrix
Hexham Courant 1st November 2018
Hexham Courant 28th November 2018
across these windswept glades
for sight of those this wall to breach
the hoards who would invade
Though far from home I tread this wall
with hardships yet untold
though days are long and winters cold
its beauty in my soul
Marching men with boots on earth
the sound of thunder brings
faint lights from distant fortress guide
to shelter winter winds
One dawn did break I left this land
no lesson more to learn
though time had chosen I would leave
I vowed I would return
And now once more I cast my gaze
beyond a distant plain
and in this place and from this tree
stood proud I shall remain"
'I Am Victrix' by Edmund McGough (displayed in the window of The Dell (Cafe, Bar & Bistro), Taverna Place, Heddon on the Wall.