NS4278 : Small mound beside the Spouts Burn

3 km from Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Small mound beside the Spouts Burn
Small mound beside the Spouts Burn
Visible in the lower half of the photo, and standing on the eastern side of the Spouts Burn, is one of the small paired mounds that are discussed at NS4278 : Signs of former industry at the Spouts Burn.

The opposite number of this particular mound appears in the photo whose link was just cited; it is not very conspicuous there, but can be seen, about half-way up the image, in front of the left-hand edge of the larger mound.
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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Tuesday, 2 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Near (from Tags)
The Spouts Burn 
Ruin (from Tags)
Clamp Kiln 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4284 7846 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3997N 4:31.1977W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4282 7846
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Limestone Industry  Archaeology 

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