NS4279 : Remains of a longhouse

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

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Remains of a longhouse
Remains of a longhouse
The structure measures about 30 metres by 5, with its long axis oriented WNW-ESE. The short wall at the eastern end can be seen in the left-hand side of the image, extending between two prominent boulders that mark the corners of the ruin (see NS4279 : Remains of a longhouse). The two long walls can be seen extending from those corners. The remains of cross-walls were evident, dividing the structure into several rooms; see NS4279 : Remains of a longhouse.

In the background, the woods are on Pappert Hill. Between those woods and the area of moorland on which the ruin is located, the land dips out of sight along the deep glen of the Murroch Burn.

In the right-hand side of the photograph, about half-way up the image, a horizontal line, tinged purple by heather, is a ridge that forms part of the boundary of the enclosure that is mentioned in the WoSAS report (see the end-note for the link).

On the left, part of the River Clyde can be seen in the distance. Above the left-hand edge of the woods, and placed almost centrally in this photograph, Carman Hill (NS3779) and the muirs that lie to its north can be seen.
Remains of a longhouse
See LinkExternal link (at WoSAS) for a description of these remains, which are described there as being those of "a dry-stone built longhouse". Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (c.1740s-50s) shows, near here, a structure whose name is difficult to read, but which is perhaps something like "Black lws" or "Black hws".
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Ruin (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Auchenreoch Muir 
Landmark (from Tags)
Carman Hill 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4273 7926 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8284N 4:31.3314W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4275 7926
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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