NS4278 : Small circular enclosure beside the Spouts Burn

3 km from Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Small circular enclosure beside the Spouts Burn
Small circular enclosure beside the Spouts Burn
This is not one of the mounds that are described at NS4278 : Signs of former industry at the Spouts Burn; instead, it seemed to be a very small oval enclosure. Its near side, at least, should be fairly easy to make out in this view; near the bottom edge of the photograph, there is an arc of flattened vegetation just inside the low ridge of the enclosure; following that arc makes the course of the far side evident.

Perhaps an oval structure once stood here, but was later removed.
Mounds beside the Spouts Burn
Alongside this part of the Spouts Burn, there is a single large green mound, and several similar but much smaller mounds; the latter are arranged in pairs, with one on each side of the burn. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view. 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)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 February, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Near (from Tags)
The Spouts Burn 
Category
Enclosure   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4281 7844 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3884N 4:31.2258W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4282 7843
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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