Bearsden Bath House
Bearsden Bath House
A 2nd century bath house and associated latrine built as part of a small fort on the Antonine Wall. Now almost submerged in the urban sprawl of Greater Glasgow, Bearsden Bath House is a reminder of a time when this area was on the furthest edge of the far-flung Roman Empire.
The fort itself has long ago disappeared under urban housing, but earlier excavations suggest that it was attached to the rear of the Wall, and measured 112 metres x 100 metres and enclosed an area of 2.77 acres. On the east side of the fort was an annexe, defended by multiple ditches. It is from the ruins of this annexe that the bath house and latrine have survived.