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Antonine Wall, New Kilpatrick Cemetery

A Scheduled Monument in Bearsden South, East Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9229 / 55°55'22"N

Longitude: -4.3102 / 4°18'36"W

OS Eastings: 255737

OS Northings: 672396

OS Grid: NS557723

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.ZX86

Mapcode Global: WH3NV.RDP7

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, New Kilpatrick Cemetery

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7341

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: New Kilpatrick

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Bearsden South

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


This monument consists of two short sections of the base of the rampart of the Antonine Wall which have been left exposed in New Kilpatrick Cemetery. This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall.

The surviving remains of the Antonine Wall at this location consist of two short sections of the base of the rampart. The Cemetery has been built over the rest of the Wall at this point. The remains of the stone base of the rampart are well preserved and show various distinctive features of construction.

The area to be scheduled is in two parts: the W area measures a maximum of 20m SSW-NNE by a maximum of 10m ENE-WSW, the E area measures a maximum of 30m E-W by 7m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart base, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

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. This is one of the few sections of the Antonine Wall where the stone base of the rampart is visible to visitors.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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