NS3130 : South-West face of Ballast Bank

taken 9 years ago, near to Troon, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

South-West face of Ballast Bank
South-West face of Ballast Bank
To quote from the information board at the south end of the Bank:

"This man made barrier was built by the Duke of Portland to protect the new Harbour he was building. It was constriucted from 1840 on, and got its name due to ballast from cargo boats being used in its construction. Other material from the newly constructed docks was also used. Prior to it being built the harbour was very exposed to gales and several ships were wrecked when using it. The development of the harbour by the Duke was instrumental in the establishment of Troon and its growth into a thriving town."
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 March, 2008
Category
Shelter   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 310 309 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:32.5858N 4:40.7554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 310 309
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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