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Antonine Wall, Leafield to Forth and Clyde Canal

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9302 / 55°55'48"N

Longitude: -4.1866 / 4°11'11"W

OS Eastings: 263487

OS Northings: 672947

OS Grid: NS634729

Mapcode National: GBR 12.ZFF6

Mapcode Global: WH4Q1.N6LQ

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, Leafield to Forth and Clyde Canal

Scheduled Date: 10 March 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7555

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Cadder

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which crosses a low area of ground just to the S of Glasgow Bridge. 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 225m WSW-ENE by a maximum of 60m 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 E boundary of the garden of Leafield, to its NW by the S edge of the car parking area alongside the A803 road, to the N by the S bank of the Forth and Clyde Canal and to the S by a line 20m S of the S margin of the Antonine Wall rampart to include Roman-period deposits which are likely to survive in this area. The upper 30cm of the track running S across the line of the Wall is excluded.

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 importance Roman monument in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NS67SW 45.0.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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