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Antonine Wall, Crow Hill to Balmore Road

A Scheduled Monument in Canal, Glasgow City

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Latitude: 55.9234 / 55°55'24"N

Longitude: -4.2839 / 4°17'2"W

OS Eastings: 257384

OS Northings: 672397

OS Grid: NS573723

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y.ZX5F

Mapcode Global: WH3NW.5C9V

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Crow Hill to Balmore Road

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7479

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: New Kilpatrick

County: Glasgow City

Electoral Ward: Canal

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs from the top of Crow Hill to the Balmore Road. 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. To the E of this section of the Wall there is the site of a Roman fortlet which formed part of the Antonine Wall complex. There is also a Roman temporary camp which was probably connected with the construction of the Wall in this area.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 730m WNW-ESE by a maximum of 305m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound, the fortlet and temporary camp and an area around these features in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract. The W edge of the scheduled area is defined by field boundaries on Crow Hill, while the E edge is defined by the W edge of Balmore Road.

The S boundary lies 20m beyond the position of the S margin of the rampart, to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area, except that towards the E end of the section, the scheduled area expands to include the site of the Roman fortlet and the Roman temporary camp. The N boundary lies 25m N of the N margin of the 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.

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 grouping of camp, fortlet and Wall in this section is also of importance. The Antonine Wall is 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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