NS5572 : Culvert in stone base of the Antonine Wall

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

Culvert in stone base of the Antonine Wall
Culvert in stone base of the Antonine Wall
This is the more easterly of two exposed sections of the stone base of the Antonine Wall that are to be seen in New Kilpatrick Cemetery. For views of this section as a whole, and for more information, see NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall, NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall and (from the other end) NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall.

Like the more westerly section, this one is crossed obliquely by a culvert, an original feature of the Wall, allowing for drainage. The line of the culvert is clearly visible in the present picture.

For the other (the more westerly) section of the stone base, see NS5572 : New Kilpatrick Cemetery: base of the Antonine Wall; for its culvert, see NS5572 : Culvert in stone 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 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5573 7239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.3730N 4:18.6214W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5573 7239
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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