NS4380 : Ruined lime-kiln: detail

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

Ruined lime-kiln: detail
Ruined lime-kiln: detail
This is one of two structures, formed from red sandstone blocks, that are among the visible remains of an old lime-kiln site. For a similar structure at the other end of the kiln, and for more details, see NS4380 : Ruined lime-kiln.

For the whole kiln area, with less bracken, see NS4380 : Remains of large rectangular lime-kiln.

For a view of the straight section of wall that is (in this view) on the far side, see NS4380 : Remains of wall at lime-kiln site.
Remains of lime-kiln
In the article "Old Cornstone Workings in Dunbartonshire and West Stirlingshire, with Notes on their Associated Flora" ("Glasgow Naturalist", Volume 22(5), 1995, pp485-494), naturalist John Mitchell lists the locations of ten cornstone workings. The ruins shown here appear to be part of site number five on his list: "Merkins Muir", described as having "kilns present".
Network of old limestone industry tracks :: NS4379
A very extensive network of ancient tracks on the moors in West Dunbartonshire links old quarries, ruined lime-kilns, and other sites connected with the local limestone-burning industry, which flourished in the 18th century. See LinkExternal link for a Geograph article about the network, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of it.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Ruin (from Tags)
Lime kilns   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4397 8077 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.6659N 4:30.1928W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4397 8076
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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