NS4278 : Mound beside the Spouts Burn

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Mound beside the Spouts Burn
Mound beside the Spouts Burn
This is the large mound that is shown, left of centre, in NS4278 : Signs of former industry at the Spouts Burn; see that item for more details.

The mound has what may be a decayed lime-kiln ruin in its side; see NS4278 : Possible lime-kiln ruin at the Spouts Burn for a better view, taken on a later occasion.

The photograph also shows part of a ridge boundary that leads NW for a distance of about 200 metres towards the remains of a lime-kiln: NS4278 : Lime-kiln ruin in upper Auchenreoch Glen. There are several such ridges in the vicinity of the ruin of Auchenreoch (NS4278 : Remains of Auchenreoch Farm).
Mounds beside the Spouts Burn
Alongside this part of the Spouts Burn, there is a single large green mound, with a hollow that is probably a lime-kiln ruin, and several similar but much smaller mounds; the latter are arranged in pairs, with one on each side of the burn, and they may be the remains of clamp-kilns. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view centred on this area. If associated with nearby cornstone quarrying (see LinkExternal link for details), these signs of former industry probably date from the eighteenth century.
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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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Ruin (from Tags)
Near (from Tags)
The Spouts Burn 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4285 7849 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4161N 4:31.1892W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4287 7848
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Archaeology  Limestone Industry 

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