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Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby Mori » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:01 pm

I did a search and found very little reference to the wall on HG, a while back i had some time to spare and poped in to the Huntarian museum where i found a wonderful exhibition and collection of artifacts of the wall and roman empire.
The wall now has world heritige status and recognised as a landmark to be ranked alongside the Great Wall of China and the Egyptian pyramids.

A section of the Antonine Wall, the UK’s newest World Heritage Site, runs behind a row of back gardens in Bearsden. The wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire.

Where else does the wall span to from here ?

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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby glasgowken » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:26 pm

It runs roughly along the northerly border of Drumchapel.
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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby Socceroo » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:10 pm

glasgowken wrote:It runs roughly along the northerly border of Drumchapel.


Has the Drum got a border. ::): The Peoples Republic of Drumchapel
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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby glasgowken » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:44 pm

Socceroo wrote:
glasgowken wrote:It runs roughly along the northerly border of Drumchapel.


Has the Drum got a border. ::): The Peoples Republic of Drumchapel


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041737 ::):
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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby Luco » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:22 pm

It followed through Goldenhill Park, Duntocher. And when you are up there you can see right into Glasgow, across the Clyde, great view of the area.

There is a small fenced off area where some stones from the wall are kept, which were thrown down the hill on occasion in the past.... :roll:
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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby Jazza » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:27 pm

Enjoy my VR images from 1996/97:

http://www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk/collecti ... raps.shtml

http://www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk/collecti ... nine.shtml

I remember visiting a site a few times, most of it is more earth mound than brick wall. I remember carrying the head of a statue around Glasgow Uni in my bag for a while..

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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby mrsam » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:21 pm

Right...

The antonine wall was a turf wall with a large ditch on the noth side, and a road on the south. The total height of wall and ditch stretching to over 20 feet (If I remember right!) Its constructed by laying sods of turf with soil and logs in the middle to form a hump shaped wall. The soil being taken from the ditch thereby doing 2 jobs at one time

It runs for 39 miles from Old Kilpatrick to Bo'ness, and was served by 19 forts, the best being at Rough Castle (near the Falkirk wheel) and Barr Hill, the forts and wall were constructed by legionnaries from many different cohorts and some of these are recorded in the huntarian museum on mile posts.

The Idea was to extend the roman defences north of Hadrians Wall and then conquor all of Caledonia (Roman name for Scotland Hibernia being Ireland) This failed and the Antonine wall was abandoned after 20 years, left to rack and ruin and the fate of the caledonian neds through the generations

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Re: Antonine Wall - Glasgow

Postby Mori » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:57 am

The Antonine Wall.pdf
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The Antonine Wall: Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance

Purpose of Report:
To inform Committee of the preparation of Draft Supplementary Planning
Guidance (SPG) for the Antonine Wall and to seek approval for the SPG to be
published for a six-week period of consultation.

Recommendations:
That Committee notes the attached draft Supplementary Planning Guidance and
its issue for a six-week period of public consultation.

1. BACKGROUND
1.1 The Antonine Wall was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2008,
becoming an extension of the trans-national Frontiers of the Roman Empire
World Heritage Site which includes Hadrian’s Wall in England and the
German Limes.
1.2 The Antonine Wall runs through five authority areas across central Scotland:
Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire
and Falkirk. The five authorities have agreed to uniform planning policies
for the Antonine Wall and these policies are included in City Plan 2 – Policy
ENV 16. The policy outlines a presumption against development which
would have an adverse impact on the World Heritage Site and its setting.
1.3 Policy ENV 16 of City Plan 2 further states the Council, in association with
the other four local authorities along the line of the Antonine Wall and
Historic Scotland, will prepare Supplementary Planning Guidance on the
criteria which will be applied in determining planning applications for
development along the line or within the setting of the Antonine Wall.
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