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Antonine Wall, Cawder House access road to canal towing path

A Scheduled Monument in Bishopbriggs North and Campsie, East Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9262 / 55°55'34"N

Longitude: -4.2208 / 4°13'14"W

OS Eastings: 261339

OS Northings: 672573

OS Grid: NS613725

Mapcode National: GBR 10.ZRRF

Mapcode Global: WH4Q1.49DR

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Cawder House access road to canal towing path

Scheduled Date: 2 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7550

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Cadder

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Bishopbriggs North and Campsie

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs across uneven ground to E and W of Firhill Cottage. This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall.

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 ditch and rampart have been flattened at this point; however, substantial buried remains are likely to survive.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 510m W-E by a maximum of 70m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch and upcast mound and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the Antonine Wall may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

The scheduled area is defined at its W end by the W boundary of the access road to Cawder House and at its E end by a boundary and the edge of the towpath alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal; the E edge of the scheduled area coincides with the W boundary of the edge of the scheduled area for the Canal. The N edge of the scheduled area lies 25m N of the N margin of the Antonine Wall ditch. At the W end, the S edge of the scheduled area lies 20m S of the S margin of the Antonine Wall rampart to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area, but at the E end of the scheduled area the S edge lies only 10m S of the Antonine wall rampart, because some of the deposits in this area have been removed by quarrying.

Firhill Cottage and its ancillary buildings and enclosed land and also the modern road are excluded from scheduling, as is the upper 30cm of the access road to Cawder House.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This monument is of national importance as a major 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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