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Antonine Wall, Mt Pleasant Gas Governor to WNW of north Dalnottar Cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Clydebank Waterfront, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9266 / 55°55'35"N

Longitude: -4.4456 / 4°26'44"W

OS Eastings: 247294

OS Northings: 673097

OS Grid: NS472730

Mapcode National: GBR 0R.ZP7X

Mapcode Global: WH3NS.P97D

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Mt Pleasant Gas Governor to WNW of N Dalnottar Cemetery

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7065

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Old Kilpatrick

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Clydebank Waterfront

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs up a slope to the WNW of North Dalnottar Cemetery.

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 monument has been flattened at this location, but faint traces of the Antonine Wall ditch survive toward the W end of this section and the course of the Wall survives as a field boundary to the E.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 482m between its extreme E and W points by a maximum of 64m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm (area betwen ditch and rampart), 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 monument may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract. The E edge of the scheduled area is defined by a field boundary. The S boundary at its E end skirts an old quarry which will have removed all archaeological deposits at this point. Beyond the quarried area, 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 be located within this zone. At its W end the S boundary follows the field boundary and then cuts in to run NE of the farm track. The NW corner of the scheduled area is defined by a burn. The N edge of the scheduled area then extends 25m beyond the N edge of the Antonine Wall ditch, to include the upcast mound and an area beyond it in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the Wall may survive. The top 50cm of the farm track to the SW of the scheduled area is excluded from this scheduling to enable the top surface to be maintained and altered without the need for scheduled monument consent.

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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RCAHMS records the monument as NS47SE 83.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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