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Antonine Wall, Railway to Great Western Road, Old Kilpatrick

A Scheduled Monument in Clydebank Waterfront, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9284 / 55°55'42"N

Longitude: -4.4641 / 4°27'50"W

OS Eastings: 246147

OS Northings: 673330

OS Grid: NS461733

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q.ZK3Z

Mapcode Global: WH3NS.D8H2

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Railway to Great Western Road, Old Kilpatrick

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7063

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Old Kilpatrick

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Clydebank Waterfront

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs across sloping ground from the railway line to Great Western Road just to the north of Old Kilpatrick.

This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall.

The Antonine Wall at this location consists of the rampart, the ditch, the berm (area between rampart and ditch) and the upcast mound. The Antonine Wall has been flattened at this point, although it is likely that substantial traces will survive under the topsoil.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 223m from the furthest E point to the furthest W by 68m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and also an area to the N and S where traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the Wall may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

The SW edge of the scheduled area is defined by the base of the railway embankment and the small quarried area to its E corner is excluded. The NE edge is defined by the base of the road embankment, a boundary and a line projected beyond this boundary.

The NW boundary extends 25m beyond the NW margin of the Antonine Wall ditch, to include the upcast mound and an area beyond in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive. The S boundary extends 20m beyond the S edge of the rampart, to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area; the military way may also lie within this 20m zone.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a major Roman frontier system which has the potential to increase considerably our understanding of Roman frontier policy and military organisation. The Antonine Wall is also the most substantial and important Roman monument in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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