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Antonine Wall, north of Whitehill Avenue, Hillhead, Kirkintilloch

A Scheduled Monument in Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar, East Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9464 / 55°56'46"N

Longitude: -4.1358 / 4°8'8"W

OS Eastings: 266714

OS Northings: 674653

OS Grid: NS667746

Mapcode National: GBR 14.Y6V7

Mapcode Global: WH4PW.FSST

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, N of Whitehill Avenue, Hillhead, Kirkintilloch

Scheduled Date: 26 December 1972

Last Amended: 19 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90324

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Kirkintilloch

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs NE from a field boundary marked by a hedge line N of Whitehill Avenue, and parallel with the Forth and Clyde Canal until the latter cuts the Wall as it bends sharply to the W.

This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall, and extends the protected area along this part of the line of the Wall. This part of the Antonine Wall is in Guardianship, but not all of the area had been scheduled.

The Antonine Wall at this location consists of the rampart, the ditch, the berm (area between rampart and ditch) and the upcast mound. Although the monument is largely flattened, it is likely that substantial remains of the frontier system survive along this length. Excavations in the scheduled area to the W of this section, where the Wall is similarly flattened, found traces of the rampart base and located the ditch, in which significant stratified deposits still remain.

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. It measures a maximum of 510m WSW-ENE by 125m NW-SE, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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