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Antonine Wall, New Kilpatrick Cemetery to field boundary south of Boclair

A Scheduled Monument in Bearsden South, East Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9232 / 55°55'23"N

Longitude: -4.3069 / 4°18'24"W

OS Eastings: 255949

OS Northings: 672417

OS Grid: NS559724

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.ZY5J

Mapcode Global: WH3NV.TD91

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, New Kilpatrick Cemetery to field boundary S of Boclair

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7342

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: New Kilpatrick

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Bearsden South

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs along a ridge to the E of New Kilpatrick Cemetery. This ground now forms part of Douglas Park Golf Course. 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 along this section, although faint traces of the ditch are evident at certain places within the golf course.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 390m E-W by 70m 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.

To the W the edge of the scheduled area is defined by the E boundary of New Kilpatrick Cemetery, while to the E it is defined by a field boundary to the S of Boclair. The N edge of the scheduled area then runs 25m N of the N margin of the Antonine Wall ditch, to include the upcast mound and an area beyond in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the Antonine Wall may survive.

The S boundary runs 20m beyond the south margin of the rampart to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area. At least part of the military way may lie within this zone.

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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