NT2471 : Merchiston outcrop

taken 7 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Merchiston outcrop
Merchiston outcrop
This photo demonstrates how a tower house would usually be built on a natural outcrop of rock to provide both a solid foundation for the heavy masonry and an added element of defence at the base of the tower. The ground level here will have been raised when the tower was restored.
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NT2471, 254 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010
Category
Tower house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 242 718 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.0016N 3:12.8434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 242 717
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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