NS4280 : Trig point on Pappert Hill

taken 9 years ago, near to Auchencarroch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Trig point on Pappert Hill
Trig point on Pappert Hill
The view here is along the line of a footpath that leads downhill from the summit. Beyond a dark line of distant trees, an area of housing can be seen; these houses are in the Vale of Leven, and are mainly in Alexandria and Tullichewan.

On the skyline in the central part of the background is a line of low hills and upland moors, starting with Carman Hill (NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill) on the left; Overtoun Muir, Bromley Muir, and Tullichewan Muir are on the right.

Part of the modern housing scheme in NS4079 is named Pappert, after the hill. The name "Pappert Hill" possibly has ancient roots; W.J.Watson, in his classic 1926 work "The Celtic Place-names of Scotland", mentions it:

"'Perta', 'wood', 'copse', was the old name of several places in Gaul. ... In Welsh, 'perth' is a bush, brake, copse, found with us in the name of the town and county of Perth, in Gaelic Peart, gen. Peairt. ... Pappert Hill in Dumbarton and Lanarkshire, and Pappert Law in Selkirk, probably have 'perth' as their latter part."

For the flush bracket number of the trig point, see: NS4280 : Pappert Hill trig point S4984.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Friday, 17 October, 2008
Geographical Context
Place (from Tags)
Pappert Hill 
Landmark (from Tags)
Carman Hill 
Trig Point   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 424 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.3174N 4:31.6807W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 424 801
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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