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Bonnyside West

Signal Platform (Roman)

Site Name Bonnyside West

Classification Signal Platform (Roman)

Alternative Name(s) Antonine Wall; Bonnyside Expansions

Canmore ID 122823

Site Number NS87NW 4.01

NGR NS 8346 7980

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS87NW 4.01 8346 7980

NS 8379 7980 and NS 8346 7980. There are two 'expansions' projecting from the S face of the Antonine Wall rampart at Bonnyside. When visited in 1957, they were roughly semi-circular on plan, measuring about 10.0m E-W at the rampart face by 7.0m N-S, with a maximum height of 1.2m.

Considerations of siting and the discovery of burnt deposits of wood, turfwork and Roman pottery in the immediate vicinity of the eastern expansion indicate that they were beacon stances, communicating with the area N of the Wall.

Visited by OS (JLD) 24 January 1957.

K A Steer 1959; RCAHMS 1963, visited 1957.

No change.

Visited by OS (MJF) 20 November 1980


Publication Account (2008)

A 1:25000 scale map of the Antonine Wall was published by RCAHMS in 2008. The map shows the course of the Antonine Wall on a modern map base, including areas where the Wall is in public ownership or care and can be visited. The data had been collated as part of the project to prepare maps for the World Heritage Site nomination bid.


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