NS7378 : Kilsyth Battlefield, Townhead Reservoir

taken 8 years ago, near to Banton, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Kilsyth Battlefield, Townhead Reservoir
Kilsyth Battlefield, Townhead Reservoir
It's a dam but also a weir.
This is the part of the battlefield that was dammed to capture the water to create a reservoir for the Forth & Clyde Canal.
Notes on the Battle of Kilsyth :: NS7479
The battle between the Royalist force of the Marquis of Montrose for Charles I and the People's Army of Covenanters led by General William Baillie took place to the eastern end of the present Townhead Reservoir and the lands to the north around Auchinvalley.
Around 6,000 men of the Covenanting army were slain and lie under the ground in these parts.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
Reservoir outflow   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 737 783 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8604N 4:1.5460W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 736 783
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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