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Antonine Wall, Lime Road to Tamfourhill

A Scheduled Monument in Falkirk South, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9981 / 55°59'53"N

Longitude: -3.8309 / 3°49'51"W

OS Eastings: 285908

OS Northings: 679867

OS Grid: NS859798

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.V3BG

Mapcode Global: WH5QZ.4H1L

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Lime Road to Tamfourhill

Scheduled Date: 23 March 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8251

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Falkirk South

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs from Lime Road eastwards, through the gardens of Wallside Grange and the house known as Tayavalla, to a furthest point 340m E of the SE corner of Wallside Grange, where the Antonine Wall is cut by Tamfourhill Road.

This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall, and adjusts the protected area along this part of the line of the Wall.

The Antonine Wall at this location is very well-preserved, and the ditch is clearly visible for the whole length. The upcast mound and the rampart are also upstanding in places, the part between the drive to Wallside Grange and Tayavalla being particularly well-preserved.

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 scheduled area is limited by Lime Road on the W, and by Tamfourhill Road on the S. To the N of the Wall the scheduled area extends 10m beyond the N edge of the upcast mound, until it meets an old road line to the NE, where it angles down to meet Tamfourhill Road. The top 50cm of the surface of the drive leading from Tamfourhill Road to Wallside Grange is excluded from the scheduling to allow alterations to the surface to be made without the requirement for written consent.

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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The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS87NE 52.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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