NS3776 : Perray Avenue, Hawthornhill

taken 7 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Perray Avenue, Hawthornhill
Perray Avenue, Hawthornhill
Perray Avenue is a short street attached to the northern side of Hawthornhill Road. About 350 metres to the west are the similarly-named Perrays Way, Drive, Crescent, Grove, and Court.

About 600 metres to the north-west of the point where the photograph was taken is a small square of woodland (NS37397659) called Perrays Wood (visible on the left in NS3776 : Farm track); this makes the origin of all of these street names clear.

The same Perrays Wood is mentioned in David Murray's book "Old Cardross: a lecture" (1880), where it is described as "the wood about halfway between Kellochy and Hawthornhill" (Kellochy is now long gone; it was at NS36757724). The same work adds that "The Perrays" were "the two fields on the north of Hawthornhill, on the east and west of the road to Ardochbeg" (on which, see NS3777 : The ruin of Ardochbeg).

[A "Notes and Queries" article from about the same time period suggested that the name Perrays indicates a onetime Roman presence here; however, I would be surprised if the arguments for this measured up to modern standards for place-name analysis. In any case, Murray cites the article, which I have not read, as "Notes and Queries, 6th S., I., p.25."; for the benefit of modern readers, this means "Notes and Queries", 6th Series (comprising 12 volumes published from 1880-85), Volume 1.]
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 31 December, 2010
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Roads, Road transport  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3777 7613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0438N 4:35.9826W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3769 7613
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