NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall

taken 6 years ago, near to Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall
New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall
The stone base of the Antonine Wall is exposed to view here for a length of almost 30 metres. See NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall for a view from the other end, and for the main description. The present view is from the cemetery's eastern boundary wall.

This is one of the two exposed sections of the Wall's base that are on view in the cemetery; for the other, see NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall.
New Kilpatrick Cemetery

The cemetery, also known as Hillfoot Cemetery, opened in 1903, and is on the northern side of Boclair Road. Between the Wars (c.1922), it was extended to the north. Its former lodge, at the SW corner, is now a private residence. The line of the Antonine Wall passes through the cemetery, changing direction near the crest of the hill, and two sections of the stone base of the Wall are preserved and open to view (one since 1903, the other since 1921). As mentioned in the cemetery's listing text LinkExternal link (at Historic Environment Scotland) the pathways in the cemetery's northern half were laid out to form the outline of a Roman centurion's helmet.

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Date Taken
Friday, 3 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Archaeology 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5573 7239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.3730N 4:18.6214W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5575 7239
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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