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Antonine Wall, 200m south west of Dundas Cottages to Underwood Cottage

A Scheduled Monument in Denny and Banknock, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9864 / 55°59'11"N

Longitude: -3.9266 / 3°55'35"W

OS Eastings: 279905

OS Northings: 678722

OS Grid: NS799787

Mapcode National: GBR 1C.VZSY

Mapcode Global: WH4PS.NSDM

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, 200m SW of Dundas Cottages to Underwood Cottage

Scheduled Date: 18 August 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7739

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Denny and Banknock

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs on the north side of the B816 Castlecary-Bonnybridge road from a point 200m SW of Dundas Cottages to (but not including) Underwood Cottage.

This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall, and has adjusted the protected area along this part of the line of the Wall. It replaces two existing scheduled areas with a single new one.

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 although visible traces of its ditch and outer mound survive at various points and it is likely that substantial traces will survive under the topsoil. The ditch and outer mound survive particularly well to the rear of Thorndale Gardens, where a small burn runs along the bottom of the ditch. The ditch is also visible as a slight hollow in the relatively open area between Allandale Cottages and the canal lock car park.

The area to be scheduled includes 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. The temporary portacabins on the recreation ground are excluded from the scheduling, as is the top 0.5m of the bowling green and recreation ground, to enable routine maintenance (not including drainage works) of playing surfaces to take place without the requirement for written consent.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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