NS4380 : Pool (in a former limestone quarry)

near to Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Pool (in a former limestone quarry)
Pool (in a former limestone quarry)
The pool that is visible in this photo occupies just part of a larger pit, a NS4380 : Former limestone quarry. The extent of the pool varying according to recent rainfall. It is bordered on its western side by a natural wall-like formation of rock (shale), visible here in the lower left corner of the image. The wall is about 10 metres long, is 90 cm wide, and measures up to 1.1 metres in height.

The pit is overlooked on its southern side by some limestone outcrops (which are at the photographer's position). In addition, the pit itself seemed rather artificial, leading me to suspect that it was once a limestone quarry. This suspicion was confirmed when I discovered, not far to the north, some structures which proved to be lime-kiln ruins; see: NS4380 : Ruined lime-kiln.

A few splashes of colour can be seen on the natural wall formation: these are patches of Wild Thyme.
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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2009
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Category
Water Features > Pools   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4398 8072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.6392N 4:30.1815W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4397 8070
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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