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Antonine Wall, field boundary south of Boclair to Crow Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Canal, Glasgow City

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Latitude: 55.9224 / 55°55'20"N

Longitude: -4.2977 / 4°17'51"W

OS Eastings: 256518

OS Northings: 672313

OS Grid: NS565723

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y.ZSKD

Mapcode Global: WH3NV.YDNM

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, field boundary S of Boclair to Crow Hill

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7480

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 boundary of Douglas Park Golf Course up onto Crow Hill. 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 ditch survives as a pronounced hollow to the W of the Boclair Road and faint traces of the location of the ditch are evident elsewhere along its course. Although traces of the ditch are faint and the earthwork of the rampart is not in evidence, substantial buried remains are likely to survive.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 750m WSW-ENE by a maximum of 100m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the Antonine Wall may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract. The scheduled area is in two sections: The W section is defined on its W by a field boundary, on its S by the Boclair Road, while to the N the edge of the scheduled area runs 25m to the N of the N lip of the Antonine Wall ditch.

The E section is defined on its W by the Boclair Road and to its W by field boundaries on Crow Hill. To the SSW, S and SE the edge of the scheduled area lies 20m S of the S margin of the rampart to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area, while to the N the edge of the scheduled area lies 25m to the N of the N lip of the Antonine Wall ditch.

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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