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Antonine Wall, Girnal Hill to B802 road, Croy

A Scheduled Monument in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9618 / 55°57'42"N

Longitude: -4.0508 / 4°3'2"W

OS Eastings: 272072

OS Northings: 676204

OS Grid: NS720762

Mapcode National: GBR 17.XFXL

Mapcode Global: WH4PX.RD7Z

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Girnal Hill to B802 road, Croy

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7528

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Cumbernauld

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Kilsyth

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall running down from the council boundary to the B802 Kilsyth road, between Bar Hill and Croy.

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), the upcast mound, and the Roman road known as the Military Way. Although the monument is largely flattened, it is likely that substantial remains of the frontier system survive along this length. The line of the Wall lies mainly to the north of the modern track, and is thought to run in a north-easterly direction for 100m before making a turn to run in a more easterly line towards Croy Hill.

Elsewhere along the Wall, such changes in alignment have been found to indicate the presence of a fortlet, although none has yet been found in this area. The line of the Military Way lies to the south of the track, the distance between the Roman road and the Wall rampart gradually increasing eastwards, so that the Military Way runs some 40m south of the Antonine Wall where the line is crossed by the B802.

The area to be scheduled includes the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound, the Military Way and an area to the N and S where traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive. The W boundary of the scheduling coincides with the North Lanarkshire-East Dunbartonshire council boundary 150m W of the B802.

The scheduled area measures a maximum of 205m W-E and 100m N-S, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.The top 50cm of the track which runs through the scheduled area is excluded from the scheduling to enable the top surface to be maintained.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The 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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