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Antonine Wall, west and east of Watling Lodge, Tamfourhill

A Scheduled Monument in Falkirk South, Falkirk

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Latitude: 55.9979 / 55°59'52"N

Longitude: -3.8231 / 3°49'23"W

OS Eastings: 286391

OS Northings: 679831

OS Grid: NS863798

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.V52V

Mapcode Global: WH5QZ.7HQR

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, W and E of Watling Lodge, Tamfourhill

Scheduled Date: 17 November 1964

Last Amended: 23 March 2005

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90016

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Falkirk South

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


This monument comprises two sections of the Antonine Wall, running on the S side of Tamfourhill Road, one on either side of the house known as Watling Lodge. Both of these sections are in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall, and adjusts the scheduled area in this location.

The Antonine Wall at this location consists of the rampart, the ditch, the berm (area between rampart and ditch) and the upcast mound. The rampart has largely been flattened, but the ditch is very well-preserved.

The area to be scheduled includes the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound, and an area to 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.

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. Both parts of this monument are in the Guardianship of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS87NE 52.
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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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