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Antonine Wall, Great Western Road to Mount Pleasant, Old Kilpatrick

A Scheduled Monument in Clydebank Waterfront, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9284 / 55°55'42"N

Longitude: -4.4594 / 4°27'33"W

OS Eastings: 246441

OS Northings: 673323

OS Grid: NS464733

Mapcode National: GBR 0R.ZD52

Mapcode Global: WH3NS.G8Q2

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

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7067

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 to and across a ridge to the W of Mount Pleasant.

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 evidence will survive under the topsoil.

The area to be scheduled is a maximum of 370m WNW-ESE by a maximum of 70m 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 E edge of the scheduled area is defined by the field boundaries around Mount Pleasant Farm. The S boundary extends 20m beyond the S foot of the rampart to include Roman-period activities which are likely to survive in this area; the military way may also be located within this zone. The SW edge of the scheduled area is marked by the top of the cutting of the Great Western Road. The N boundary extends 25m beyond the N edge of the Antonine Wall ditch, to include the upcast mound and an area beyond in which traces of activities associated with the construction of the monument may survive.

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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