NS4672 : Minewatchers' Post

taken 8 years ago, near to Erskine Bridge, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Minewatchers' Post
Minewatchers' Post
Counting from west to east, this is the third of three minewatchers' posts that are located along the northern shore of the River Clyde between Bowling Outer Basin and the Erskine Bridge. It stands on the shore almost directly beneath the Erskine Bridge. For a view from the other side, see NS4672 : Minewatchers' Post.

Its role is explained in the description of the first of the three posts: NS4573 : Minewatchers' Post. For the second structure, see: NS4572 : Minewatchers' Post.

The second and third structures are built to the same plan (slightly different from that of the first), but this third structure is intact, while the front wall of the second one has fallen away.

There may be further structures located upstream, but the shoreline there is occupied by various businesses, and is therefore much less accessible.

The jumble of stones extending along the shore is what remains of a NS4672 : Cobble-faced embankment; see that link and NS4672 : Old Kilpatrick Light for views of better-preserved sections.
Minewatchers' posts, Bowling to Erskine :: NS4572
Second World War lookout posts, used when watching for parachute mines.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Defence, Military  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
Second World War 
Near (from Tags)
Old Kilpatrick 
River (from Tags)
Clyde 
Category
Lookout buildings   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4628 7252 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.2674N 4:27.6905W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4629 7251
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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