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Vantage point of the Antonine Mould of Ferguston moor

Vantage point of the Antonine Mould of Ferguston moor

The character of the Antonine mound and ditch can be seen better on Ferguston Moor than at any other point in the fortification. The mound was a rampart of turves, at least 10 feet high with a breadth of 6 feet at the top, and in front of this was dug a ditch about 40 feet wide and 12 feet deep. The Antonine scheme had been anticipated by Agricola when, in the year 81, he built a series of forts along the same line. These were abandoned before Hadrian's succession, but about a.d. 142 the forts were reoccupied and the necessary connexion made.

Other pictures from Along the Walls of Hadrian and Antonine


Masonry at Castlecary and Gate wall foundations at Bernuli Camp

Military road at Bar Hill Camp, near Glasgow

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