A808

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A808
Location Map
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From:  Bearsden Cross (NS542720)
To:  Hillfoot Station (NS550722)
Distance:  0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Meets:  A809, B8049, A81
Highway Authorities

East Dunbartonshire

Traditional Counties

Dunbartonshire

Route outline (key)
A808 Bearsden Cross - Hillfoot Station

Route

Directional signpost to Roman Bath House on A808

The A808 is barely half a mile long. It runs east from Bearsden Cross and the traffic-light-controlled junction with the A809 as Roman Road. It passes a well preserved Roman Bath House dating from between 142 and 165 AD on the left, before becoming Roman Drive at the junction with the B8049, for the short distance to end opposite Hillfoot Station on the A81 Milngavie Road.

History

It appears that the name 'Roman Road' is not just the spurious invention of a Victorian developer. This road is part of the old Roman Road that serviced the forts along the Antonine Wall - the Military Way. The bath house mentioned above was part of one of these forts, with the wall itself running just a few yards further north. The Military Way appears to have kinked slightly to follow the B8049, albeit not quite on the current alignment which has been adjusted over the railway line. To the west, the unclassified road opposite the A808 at Bearsden Cross would also seem to show the old Roman alignment.



A808
JunctionsBearsden Cross
RoadsMilitary Way
Related Pictures
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A808-b8049.jpgBearsden-x1.jpgBearsden-x2.jpgDirectional signpost to Bearsden Roman Bath House - Geograph - 1220487.jpg
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