NS4277 : Remains of a cultivated plot

taken 3 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of a cultivated plot
Remains of a cultivated plot
The ridges, shown here receding directly from the photographer's position, are spaced 1.5 metres apart; see the end-note for further information. Click on the end-note title for more pictures.

Further ahead, the land dips out of sight along the course of the Garshake Burn; a little left of centre, the top of a building can be seen above the gorse; this is Maryland Farm. Maryland and adjacent Priestyard are also sites of considerable antiquity.

Carman Hill and adjacent muirs make up the light-brown high ground visible right of centre in the background.
Remains of a cultivated plot
The remains of a cultivated plot, with ridges spaced 1.5 metres apart, can be seen here. The plot measures 75 metres (SW-NW) by 45 metres (ESE-WNW, the orientation of the ridges); only the SW half is easily seen on the ground. Such a plot would normally be found next to a farmhouse, but there are no definite remains of buildings to be seen on the ground here, only small rectilinear areas of shorter vegetation near the north-western edge of the cultivated plot; these could be a faint indication of the former presence of structures. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view centred on these remains, and LinkExternal link for a Geograph article discussing them in a wider context.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 23 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Archaeology 
Landmark (from Tags)
Carman Hill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4232 7704 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.6247N 4:31.6472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4233 7704
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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