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Antonine Wall, Beeches Avenue, Duntocher

A Scheduled Monument in Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9257 / 55°55'32"N

Longitude: -4.4247 / 4°25'28"W

OS Eastings: 248597

OS Northings: 672947

OS Grid: NS485729

Mapcode National: GBR 0S.ZMY2

Mapcode Global: WH3NT.0B84

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Beeches Avenue, Duntocher

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7160

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Old Kilpatrick

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Kilpatrick

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs across the top of a ridge. A modern housing estate is built all around this surviving section of the Wall. 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 traces of the ditch survive as a slight liner hollow.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 217m from its W end to its E end by a maximum of 21m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the Antonine Wall may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

The edges of the scheduled area on all sides are defined by the edge of the grass area left within the housing estate. A number of car parking spaces have recently been built within the S part of the scheduled area. The top 50cm of these parking spaces 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

This 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 is Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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