Bearsden Antonine Wall Fort Bath – Quick Facts
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- Bathhouse was part of an Antonine Wall Fort dating from AD 142.
- The Fort was small, 1 acre, and was made of a turf rampart on a stone base surrounded by ditches. It had barracks, stables, granaries, storehouses and a bath-house. There was no commanding officer’s house (principia) or headquarters building (praetorium).
- The Antonine Wall was the boundary of the Roman Britannia built by Emperor Antoninus Pius in AD 142.
- The Antonine Wall was a turf and timber rampart wall 40 Roman miles long between the First of Forth and the Firth of Clyde.
- In AD 161 when the Romans retreated back to Hadrian’s Wall and that is where the boundary remained despite an attempt by Septimius Severus to regain territory in Scotland between AD 208-210. He died in York (Eboracum) in 211.
- Bath-house foundations, including the change room (apodyterium), cold room (frigidarium), warm rooms (tepidaria), hot room and bath (caladarium).
- Remains of latrines and sewer drains.