NT0676 : Cockmuir Quarry

taken 4 years ago, near to Old Philpstoun, West Lothian, Great Britain

Cockmuir Quarry
Cockmuir Quarry
The 1:25,000 map shows a large flooded quarry here, but try as I might, I could find no safe way in to get a good view of it. The sides are very steep and overgrown, and this was the best I could do without risking life and limb. I am calling it Cockmuir Quarry because that is how it is referred to in a West Lothian Council planning document which suggests that it could be opened up for use as a basin off the canal. Interesting suggestion. It isn't shown at all on the 1856 six-inch or 25-inch map, but on the later versions of both it is labelled Craigton Quarry. There is endless scope for confusion with another, also labelled Craigton Quarry, barely half a mile to the north-east of here, on the far side of Craigton House.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0663 7653 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3591N 3:29.8576W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 0661 7653
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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