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Antonine Wall, north of Alexander Avenue, Twechar

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.956 / 55°57'21"N

Longitude: -4.0926 / 4°5'33"W

OS Eastings: 269445

OS Northings: 675638

OS Grid: NS694756

Mapcode National: GBR 15.XQKJ

Mapcode Global: WH4PX.3KDF

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, N of Alexander Avenue, Twechar

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7052

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Kirkintilloch

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs N of Alexander Avenue, from the Forth and Clyde Canal to the W, to an area of ground between Hillview Cottages and a dismantled railway bridge.

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.

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. The track which runs along the rear of the houses of Alexander Avenue probably runs along the line of the rampart. The southern boundary of the scheduled area is principally marked by the southern edge of this track.

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, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract. The top 50cm of the track which runs through the S of the scheduled area is excluded from the scheduling to enable the top surface to be repaired or altered without requiring written consent.

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.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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