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Antonine Wall, B802 to north of Cuilmuir View, Croy

A Scheduled Monument in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9619 / 55°57'42"N

Longitude: -4.0472 / 4°2'50"W

OS Eastings: 272296

OS Northings: 676208

OS Grid: NS722762

Mapcode National: GBR 17.XGPZ

Mapcode Global: WH4PX.SDXX

Entry Name: Antonine Wall, B802 to N of Cuilmuir View, Croy

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM7639

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: Antonine Wall

Location: Cumbernauld

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Kilsyth

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Description

This monument is a section of the Antonine Wall which runs westward through an open field from the B802 Kilsyth Road at Croy, across an area of hard standing, and up the slope towards the open ground of Croy Hill. The eastern boundary of the scheduled area is marked by the fence and gate which leads onto the open ground of Croy Hill at the northern end of Cuilmuir View, Croy.

This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall. It alters and extends the protected area at this site.

The Antonine Wall at this location consists of the rampart, the ditch, the berm (area between rampart and ditch), the upcast mound and the Military Way. The survival and visibility of the various elements varies, and recent fieldwork has helped to demonstrate the features still existing in this area. In the open field the ditch can still be seen as a slight hollow, and excavation found that the stone base of the rampart survived in situ. Towards the southern end of this field, trenching has also confirmed the course of the Roman road known as the Military Way, and its cobbled roadway was found to lie relatively close to the surface. Even in the more built-up zone to the east, the ditch and rampart base were found to survive in trenches excavated immediately to the north of the Social Club boundary. As the Wall climbs up the hill, the ditch has been cut into solid rock and is still visible for a length of at least 50m at the eastern end of the scheduled area.

The area to be scheduled measures a maximum of 382m W-E by a maximum of 100m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart, berm, ditch, upcast mound, Military Way 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. In the open field east of the B802 the scheduled area extends 25m N of the N edge of the Antonine Wall ditch, and down to the southern boundary fence of the field to include the area in which the Military Way is known to be present. The scheduling of the section east of the open field extends for 25m north of the Wall and 20m south of the Wall except where quarrying or building is likely to have removed all traces. The top 50cm of the track and hard standing within the scheduled area is excluded from this scheduling to enable minor repair and alterations to these features without the need for scheduled monument consent.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

This 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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