NS4279 : Old test pit

3 km from Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Old test pit
Old test pit
A report at WoSAS LinkExternal link mentions a number of features on the moor, including a "millstone quarry" (NS4379 : Old quarry), and a line of four test pits. The present photograph shows the southernmost of those pits; from south to north, the other three are shown in: NS4279 : Old test pit, NS4279 : Old test pit, and NS4279 : Old test pit. What is probably a related spoil mound can be seen not far to the west: NS4279 : Old spoil mound.

For further details of all of these remains, see the WoSAS link given above.
Network of old limestone industry tracks :: NS4379
A very extensive network of ancient tracks on the moors in West Dunbartonshire links old quarries, ruined lime-kilns, and other sites connected with the local limestone-burning industry, which flourished in the 18th century. See LinkExternal link for a Geograph article about the network, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of it.
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Friday, 7 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
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Place (from Tags)
Auchenreoch Muir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4295 7969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0643N 4:31.1351W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4296 7970
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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