NS4473 : Remains of a jetty

taken 8 years ago, near to Bowling, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of a jetty
Remains of a jetty
Some much more recognizable remains of a jetty can be seen on this shore, 200 metres to the west: NS4473 : Remains of a jetty. The latter jetty seems to have been built at around the time of the First World War.

However, in the present photograph, only a seaweed-covered linear feature, with a scattering of stones, marks the course of an earlier jetty, which is shown on the first-edition OS map (1858), but not indicated on OS maps after the 1890s.

As the first-edition map makes clear, this jetty led out to a beacon, the second (counting from the eastern end) of a line of five that were spaced at approximately 100-yard intervals. Like the jetty itself, those beacons are long gone.

In addition, the line of this jetty, like the later jetty that was mentioned at the start of this item, continued beyond the top of the beach as a path across the grass, although the traces of this path are correspondingly fainter and, likewise, disappear where they enter the area that has been made into a golf course.

On the far side of the Clyde, the remains of Frisky Wharf, earlier called New Wharf, can be seen as a timber structure in the left-hand side of the photo: NS4473 : The New Wharf.

NS4473 : Bowling railway station is also located on the other shore, near the centre of the photo.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Ruin (from Tags)
River (from Tags)
Jetty   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4447 7335 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.6795N 4:29.4553W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4448 7333
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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