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Antonine Wall, Summerston to River Kelvin

A Scheduled Monument in Canal, Glasgow City

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Latitude: 55.9202 / 55°55'12"N

Longitude: -4.2739 / 4°16'26"W

OS Eastings: 257995

OS Northings: 672015

OS Grid: NS579720

Mapcode National: GBR 3R.01JL

Mapcode Global: WH3NW.BG1C

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Summerston to River Kelvin

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7497

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 Summerston Farm to the River Kelvin.

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 archaeological deposits are likely to survive.

The area to be scheduled is in two parts which are separated by the cutting for a railway, now dismantled. The N section measures a maximum of 125m WNW-ESE by 65m SW-NE; the E section measures a maximum of 255m NNW-SSE by a maximum of 90m E-W, in both cases including the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and an area on either side 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 N edge of the scheduled area is largely defined by the edge of the enclosure around Summerston Farm, while the S boundary runs along the N bank of the River Kelvin, and includes a portion of the flood embankment there. To the W the boundary lies 20m beyond the position of the W margin of the rampart, to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area.

To the E it lies 25m E of the E 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. The cutting of the dismantled railway 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


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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