Antonine Wall Rough Castle Historic Environment
Multiple ditches and gateways rough castle was one of 16 known forts along the antonine wall, which was built across scotland’s central belt from ad 140. the wall formed the north western frontier of the roman empire. for more information on visiting the antonine wall, please visit antoninewall.org. The antonine wall, known to the romans as vallum antonini, was a turf fortification on stone foundations, built by the romans across what is now the central belt of scotland, between the firth of forth and the firth of clyde.representing the northernmost frontier barrier of the roman empire, it spanned approximately 63 kilometres (39 miles) and was about 3 metres (10 feet) high and 5 metres. Roman fort,rough castle is one of the two best locations along the antonine wall to gain a real impression of what the wall was like, and what life would have been like for the troops manning it. the antonine wall was built from ad142 to 144 and ran for 37 miles. Building the wall materials transport structures legions & auxiliary units living on the wall soldier civilian child beyond the wall key artefacts the wall after the romans world heritage unesco world heritage sites nomination and inscription souv buffer zone managing the antonine wall. The antonine wall, as a roman frontier, is a physical and visual testimony to the former extent of one of the world’s greatest states, the roman empire.
Looking West Along The Antonine Wall At Rough Castle
Rough castle built as part of rome’s northernmost frontier, rough castle was a small earth and timber fort on the antonine wall. only occupied for around twenty years it was seemingly attacked around ad 155 and, when the romans re established the frontier on hadrian’s wall in the ad 160s, the fort was abandoned. The antonine wall was the roman empire’s north western frontier. built on the orders of emperor antoninus pius in the years following ad 140, it ran for 37 miles (60km) across scotland’s central belt, from modern bo’ness on the firth of forth to old kilpatrick on the river clyde. A picture showing the ditch that stretched in front of the antonine wall, visible today near rough castle roman fort. unlike its more famous predecessor further south, the antonine wall was not constructed primarily out of stone. although it had a stone base, the wall consisted of a strong timber palisade protected by turf and a deep ditch. Features. the typical features of a medieval castle were: moat a perimeter ditch with or without water; barbican a fortification to protect a gate; curtain walls & towers the perimeter defensive wall; fortified gatehouse the main castle entrance; keep (aka donjon or great tower) the largest tower and best stronghold of the castle; bailey or inner ward (courtyard) the area within a. The antonine wall was the north west frontier of the roman empire. located in central scotland, north of edinburgh and glasgow, the wall was a linear barrier that stretched from the firth of forth near bo'ness to the clyde estuary at old kilpatrick.