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Antonine Wall, Antonine Road to Rosslyn Road

A Scheduled Monument in Bearsden North, East Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9245 / 55°55'28"N

Longitude: -4.3578 / 4°21'28"W

OS Eastings: 252772

OS Northings: 672674

OS Grid: NS527726

Mapcode National: GBR 0V.ZQZL

Mapcode Global: WH3NV.1C40

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Antonine Road to Rosslyn Road

Scheduled Date: 15 May 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6898

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: New Kilpatrick

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Bearsden North

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs down the E slope of Castle Hill. This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall. This particular proposal relates to an area which is not, at present, scheduled.

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 there is a faint hollow, 0.4m deep, marking the location of the ditch on site and it is likely that substantial remains will survive under the topsoil.

The area to be scheduled consists of two distinct sections: the W section measures 27m WNW-ESE by 19m NNW-SSE, while the E area measures a maximum of 250m from its W end to its E end by a maximum of 30m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and 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. In relation to the W area, its edges are defined by the roads and boundaries of the plots of neighbouring houses.

The boundaries of the E scheduled area are also defined by the edges of housing plots, except in the central section of the S boundary, where the area extends 20m beyond the position of the S face 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. The electrical transformer is excluded from the scheduled area.

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 in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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