NS3278 : Old landing place and ballast mound

taken 7 years ago, near to Ardmore, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Old landing place and ballast mound
Old landing place and ballast mound, taken 7 years ago
The dark, curving structure which is shown here, exposed at low tide just off the south-eastern shore of Ardmore Point, is also shown on the 25-inch-to-the-mile OS map that was surveyed in 1860; there, it is dotted in rather lightly, but is shown with very much the same outline as it has at the present day.

These remains are not to be confused with the NS3178 : Remains of a quay located 400 metres further along the shoreline.

The structure in the present picture is unlikely to be a yair (fish trap); David Murray, in his book "Old Cardross" (1880) lists all six yairs to be found on the shore between Ardoch and Craigendoran, and this is not one of them; see NS3576 : Ardoch Yair. The apparent ballast mound also suggests a different use.

It may instead be what Murray calls "the Kyloch" ("Kyloch, The the landing place in the White Bay"; "White Bay, The the bay on the south-east side of the Hill of Ardmore"), or either the Big or Little Layer (on which, see the link above on the remains of a quay).

For the mound, see NS3278 : Ballast mound and (closer) NS3278 : Ballast mound.
Landing place and ballast mound
A dark structure, which is probably an old landing place, has, at its far end, a mound. The latter is apparently formed of ballast, dumped here by vessels before they loaded their cargo. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for details.
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Friday, 3 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 September, 2010
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine  Coastal 
Place (from Tags)
Ardmore Point 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3229 7829 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0940N 4:41.3226W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3219 7837
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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