NS4573 : Ruins of stables

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

Ruins of stables
Ruins of stables
The high wall that is visible in the background, in the right-hand side of the photo, can be seen from the other side as a much lower wall running alongside a cycle route that follows the side of the Forth and Clyde Canal: NS4573 : Ferrydyke Bascule Bridge (see that photo for the context of these ruins). As indicated by the difference in height of the wall as seen from each side, these ruins are situated at a lower level than the cycle route.

For the whole structure, see NS4573 : Ruins of stables.

The horses that were stabled here were associated with the canal, and were used to tow cargoes of timber from Bowling to various sawmills that were set alongside the canal (one of these sawmills was located at Old Kilpatrick, but most of them were in Glasgow); the floating logs were often simply lashed together and towed directly by the horses [some of this information was obtained from an "Old Kilpatrick, Bowling & Milton Heritage Trail" leaflet, and some of it from an information panel, now gone, that stood beside the bridge].
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Ruin (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Old Kilpatrick 
Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4585 7306 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.5500N 4:28.1215W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4586 7305
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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