Scheduled Monument

Antonine Wall, New Kilpatrick CemeterySM7341

Status: Designated

Documents

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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.

Summary

Date Added
10/03/1998
Type
Roman: Antonine Wall
Local Authority
East Dunbartonshire
Parish
New Kilpatrick
NGR
NS 55737 72396
Coordinates
255737, 672396

Description

This monument consists of two short sections of the base of the rampart of the Antonine Wall which have been left exposed in New Kilpatrick Cemetery. This proposal forms part of a programme which is intended to update the scheduling of the Antonine Wall.

The surviving remains of the Antonine Wall at this location consist of two short sections of the base of the rampart. The Cemetery has been built over the rest of the Wall at this point. The remains of the stone base of the rampart are well preserved and show various distinctive features of construction.

The area to be scheduled is in two parts: the W area measures a maximum of 20m SSW-NNE by a maximum of 10m ENE-WSW, the E area measures a maximum of 30m E-W by 7m N-S, to include the Antonine Wall rampart base, as shown in red on the accompanying map extract.

Statement of National Importance

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. This is one of the few sections of the Antonine Wall where the stone base of the rampart is visible to visitors.

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

We schedule sites and monuments that are found to be of national importance using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Scheduled monument records provide an indication of the national importance of the scheduled monument which has been identified by the description and map. The description and map (see ‘legal documents’ above) showing the scheduled area is the designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The statement of national importance and additional information provided are supplementary and provided for general information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within the statement of national importance or additional information. These records are not definitive historical or archaeological accounts or a complete description of the monument(s).

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