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Antonine Wall, Iain Road to path north of Westbourne Crescent

A Scheduled Monument in Bearsden North, East Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9228 / 55°55'22"N

Longitude: -4.348 / 4°20'52"W

OS Eastings: 253380

OS Northings: 672457

OS Grid: NS533724

Mapcode National: GBR 0W.ZTD3

Mapcode Global: WH3NV.5DTC

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Iain Road to path N of Westbourne Crescent

Scheduled Date: 15 May 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6899

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: New Kilpatrick

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Bearsden North

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs across the top of a hill just to the N of Westbourne Crescent. This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall, and replaces an earlier, inaccurate scheduling.

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 at this point, although it is likely that substantial traces will survive under the topsoil. A small excavation has uncovered the remains of the foundations of the Antonine Wall rampart and this is now preserved within a fenced enclosure.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 262m W-E by a maximum of 53m N-S, to include 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. To the W, NW, S and E, the scheduled area is defined by the boundaries of house plots.

To the N the scheduled area is partly defined by the edge of house plots and partly by a line that extends 25m beyond the N edge 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 monument may survive. The electricity substation at the E of this section of the Wall is excluded from the scheduled area.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as a major Roman frontier system which had 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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