Wallsend (wôlzˈĕndˌ) [key], town (1991 pop. 44,542), North Tyneside metropolitan district, NE England, on the Tyne River in the Newcastle upon Tyne metropolitan area. Wallsend formerly had shipbuilding and engineering industries; today its economy centers around the manufacture of rope, glass, and computer chips. The town is the eastern terminus of Hadrian's Wall.

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