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Antonine Wall, Balmore Road to Summerston

A Scheduled Monument in Canal, Glasgow City

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Latitude: 55.9235 / 55°55'24"N

Longitude: -4.2783 / 4°16'41"W

OS Eastings: 257737

OS Northings: 672392

OS Grid: NS577723

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y.ZYML

Mapcode Global: WH3NW.7CZT

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Balmore Road to Summerston

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7496

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 Balmore Road to a track N of Summerston. 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 along this section but buried remains are likely to survive.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 380m NW-SE by a maximum of 150m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and an area to 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. To the NW the edge of the scheduled area is defined by the E side of the Balmore Road, while to the S it is defined by the N side of the track to the N of Summerston Farm.

To the NNE and E, the edge of the scheduled area lies 25m N of the N margin of the Antonine Wall 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 and the fort may survive. The SW and SSW boundary lies 20m beyond the south margin of the rampart to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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