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Falkirk in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Antonine Wall

Rough Castle

 
 
Antonine Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
1. Antonine Wall Marker
Inscription.
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Army on the orders of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 140's AD. The Antonine Wall replaced Hadrian's Wall as the far northern frontier of the Roman Empire at this time, and ran for 40 Roman miles (60km) from Bo'ness in the east, to Old Kilpatrick in the west. The Antonine Wall consisted of a wide deep ditch, with an earthen rampart behind it. There were forts, fortlets and beacon-platforms along the Wall and a metalled road known as the Military Way ran along the whole length of the frontier. The Antonine Wall was abandoned by the Romans after only 20 years, but many sections have remained visible until the present day, even where the rampart has been flattened, the silted-up ditch survives under the present ground surface.

Cared For By Historic Scotland

 
Location. 55° 59.928′ N, 3° 51.21′ W. Marker is in Falkirk, Scotland, in Stirlingshire. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Roman Fort (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Northern Defences (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named The Antonine Wall (approx. 0.3 kilometers
Antonine Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
2. Antonine Wall Marker
Looking west
away); a different marker also named The Antonine Wall (approx. half a kilometer away); Forth & Clyde Ship Canal (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Antonine Wall Rough Castle (approx. one kilometer away); Battle of Falkirk Muir (approx. 2.5 kilometers away); The Parish Church Graveyard (approx. 4.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Falkirk.
 
More about this marker. This marker sits on the far east end of the Antonine Rough Castle site.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Antonine Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
3. Antonine Wall Marker
(Yellow line) shows the path of Antonine's Wall at Rough Castle. (Yellow arrow) shows where car park is located. (Green arrow) shows where marker #2 is located.
(Looking west)
Antonine Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 1, 2013
4. Antonine Wall Marker
The depth of Antonine's Wall can be seen here in this photo. (Looking west)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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