NS8180 : Field beside Drove Loan

taken 8 years ago, near to Head of Muir, Falkirk, Great Britain

Field beside Drove Loan
Field beside Drove Loan
Of the two fields visible here, the more distant one has, at its highest point, a small modern structure; in this photograph, that structure is positioned centrally on the skyline.

The area around that structure is of archaeological interest, and, in 1996, was granted legal protection as a scheduled monument. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for details of the traces of a prehistoric settlement found there; the settlement was surrounded by an oval enclosure.

In the report just cited, an OS representative (a ground-based observer) states, in 1974, that no traces are visible. However, at the time of submission, the outline of the oval enclosure can still be discerned on satellite imagery; for such an image, which I have annotated to show the outline of the enclosure, see LinkExternal link

For a more distant view, and for a discussion of Drove Loan itself (and its name in particular), see NS8181 : Footpath from Chacefield Wood.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Historic sites and artefacts 
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Near (from Tags)
Chacefield Wood 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8164 8077 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.3127N 3:53.9809W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8162 8098
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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