NR8687 : Causeway across Loch Gilp

taken 11 years ago, near to Lochgilphead, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Causeway across Loch Gilp
Causeway across Loch Gilp
This view is taken from the shore adjacent to Clock Lodge. The legend behind the causeway, as reported on the website of Argyll & Bute Council, is as follows:
"Oral tradition tells us that one day while Sir John Powlett Orde (of Kilmory and North Uist) was passing through the village of Lochgilphead, a few boys held on to his carriage as it went along. To drive them off, Sir John flicked backwards with his whip, causing one of the boys to fall to his death beneath the wheels of the vehicle. The incident caused a lot of resentment in the village and to avoid abuse and assault from the villagers, Sir John had the causeway constructed across Loch Gilp, thus by-passing the village."
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 February, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 862 873 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.8442N 5:25.9814W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 863 873
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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