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Auchendavie

(Auchendavy)
East Dunbartonshire

A location divided by the Forth and Clyde Canal, Auchendavie lies 2 miles (3 km) east northeast of the centre of Kirkintilloch in East Dunbartonshire, to the north of the suburb of Harestanes. There was once a fort here adjacent to the line of the Antonine Wall and stone altars and a statue dating from the Roman period were discovered here when the canal was being built in 1771. A gold coin has also been discovered here, dating from the reign of Emperor Trajan in 101 AD, which is now in the collection of the Museum of Scotland. The ramparts of the fort were levelled by the landowner c.1825, but it once covered an area of around 1.1 ha (2.7 acres). The River Kelvin passes immediately to the north.


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