NS5572 : Part of the Antonine Wall

taken 1 year ago, near to Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Part of the Antonine Wall
Part of the Antonine Wall
An image to replicate the first submitted for this square in 2005 NS5572 : Antonine Wall.

This is one of two short sections of the Antonine Wall visible within New Kilpatrick Cemetery. Both are Scheduled Monuments LinkExternal link and part of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site LinkExternal link. The remains of the stone base of the rampart are well preserved and show various distinctive features of construction. The cemetery, which was opened in 1903, has been built over the rest of the Wall at this point.

The site is currently getting rather overgrown.
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
Sunday, 6 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Wall 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5573 7239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.3730N 4:18.6214W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5571 7238
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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