NS4173 : Dumbuck Crannog from the south

taken 9 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbuck Crannog from the south
Dumbuck Crannog from the south
[For more details, see the main description: NS4173 : Dumbuck Crannog.]

This photo shows the location of the crannog (the seaweed-covered feature on the shore) in relation to nearby features: the railway line (which runs close to the shore, just behind the grassy strip); the old Diamond Power site, whose roofs can be seen to the right; and, in the background, NS4274 : Dumbuck Quarry.

As for the Crannog, care is needed to distinguish its original structure from more recent disturbances. For example, at its northern side (in the photo, this is directly below the left-hand peak of Dumbuck Quarry), a seaweed-covered heap of stones can be seen, and there are a few other heaps of stones at the site. These heaps are not part of the ancient structure of the crannog: rather, at some point between the 1898 archaeological dig and the later excavations in the 1990s, someone decided that it would be a good idea to shift some boulders around in order to create duck-shooting hides [see Hale and Sands, in the work cited at the link given in the first paragraph above].
Dumbuck Crannog
This is the best-preserved of several crannogs located within the inner Clyde estuary.
Dumbuck Quarry :: NS4274
The quarry, which supplies aggregates for the construction industry, is also known as Dumbuckhill Quarry. It has consumed much of Dumbuck Hill, which was a volcanic plug, located at the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills. The quarry was mothballed in 2011, but its new owners resumed operations there just a few years later.
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 August, 2008
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine  Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Iron Age 
Near (from Tags)
River Clyde 
Landmark (from Tags)
Dumbuck Quarry 
Crannog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 415 739 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.9296N 4:32.2573W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 415 738
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Crannog  Archaeology 

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