NS3777 : Approach to Kipperoch Farm

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

Approach to Kipperoch Farm
Approach to Kipperoch Farm
This farm track is part of a longer footpath between Dalmoak and Cardross (see endnote).

The buildings of the farm itself lie ahead, on either side of the track, but there are some other buildings nearby. One of these is Old Kipperoch, which is visible near the lone tree standing between the fields in the left-hand side of the photograph. Located behind it, but hidden by the trees, is Kipperoch House.

The form "Kipperminshoch" is encountered in several works in the nineteenth century, and, much earlier, Timothy Pont's map of Dunbartonshire (surveyed in the 1580s and 1590s, but published in 1654 by Joan Blaeu) shows a "Kipperminshochs" in this area. A 1570 document specifying lands being granted to Dumbarton Castle also mentions two holdings called "Kipperminshochs". At a later period, a North and South Kipperminshoch co-existed with Kipperoch [page 17 of Murray, "Old Cardross" (1880)], the three being located near each other. At present, only the name Kipperoch remains in use.

Although those names appear to be closely related, their meaning is not clear. Reference to "Kip" and "Kippie" in the place-name index of W.J.Watson's "The Celtic Place-names of Scotland" shows that "Kip-" place names may be derived from the Gaelic "ceap" (block). The similar word "ceapach" (plot/holding) gives rise to the common place-name "Keppoch", and it is perhaps worth mentioning that there is a Keppoch (earlier spelled "Kippoch") located just 5 km WNW of here in NS3279.

Another old name encountered nearby is Succoth; see NS3777 : Kipperoch Road near Succoth Lodge.
Footpath: Dalmoak to Cardross :: NS3677
This 4km footpath begins as the Kipperoch Road, leading away from the A812 (Renton Road) at Dalmoak (NS3876). It passes Succoth Lodge and Kipperoch Farm, and then continues as a farm track leading to Walton Farm. The route then continues as Craigend Road, finally joining the A814 (Cardross Road) near the shore at the eastern end of the village of Cardross (NS3576). Part of the route is within West Dunbartonshire, and the rest within Argyll & Bute; each part is a core path in its respective council area.
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3714 7751 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.7741N 4:36.6373W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3702 7757
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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