NS4481 : Unfinished millstone at Red Brae

near to Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Unfinished millstone at Red Brae
Unfinished millstone at Red Brae
I measured it to confirm that it is 1.5m in diameter (see the Canmore link in the end-note). The larger portion of stone, on the left, is what would have become the millstone; its upper surface is fairly smooth, but the lower part of the stone is unhewn. The other piece of rock on the right is still attached to the unfinished millstone, but would have been removed if the stone been completed; this smaller lump is attached to the eastern side of the main piece of rock.

The smooth upper surface of the millstone bears a conspicuous double arc on its eastern half (near where the other piece of rock is attached). This is better seen in another view of the stone: NS4481 : Unfinished millstone at Red Brae.

The area in which the millstone lies was once cultivated, and furrows are still visible there: see NS4481 : Cultivation traces at Red Brae.
Red Brae unfinished millstone
See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for a description. Another unfinished millstone is located not far away, beside the Finland Burn: LinkExternal link
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2009
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Geograph (Second Visitor for NS4481)
Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Red Brae 
Category
Millstone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4448 8106 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.8321N 4:29.7128W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4448 8106
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