NS4275 : The Lodge at Barnhill

taken 16 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

The Lodge at Barnhill
The Lodge at Barnhill
The lodge visible here is one of a group of buildings at Barnhill. The lodge stands alone, while some of the other buildings that make up Barnhill are clustered together about 200 metres to the north-west: NS4275 : Barnhill House.

The footpath in this photograph is part of a route called Overtoun House Circular Path. A small sign is visible ahead, at a T-junction: the sign reminds walkers that the circular path continues to the right; the other branch, to the left, is a private road, and leads past the lodge and towards Barnhill House.
Old Road to Barnhill :: NS4175

The road is shown on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1860). Only the westernmost 340 metres (straight-line distance) of the old Barnhill Road that was mapped on the first-edition map corresponds to a modern road, namely, the part between NS41347516 and NS41677526.

The rest of the old road, from NS41677526 to NS42497562, remains in use as a footpath, which is now part of the Overtoun House Circular Path (see Link for pictures taken on that route).

When the first-edition OS map was surveyed in 1860, there was already a quarry beside the western end of the road. Subsequent maps name it "High Mains Quarry", and reveal its gradual expansion to the east.

Geological maps show an igneous dyke here, running from about NS41457527 to NS42387540; the quarry began at the western end of that dyke, and expanded eastwards along the line of the dyke for a distance of about 300 metres. By the mid-1960s, it had fallen into disuse.

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Geographical Context: Paths Near: Overtoun House Category: Lodge other tags: Overtoun House Circular Path Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Barnhill House [11] · Circular Path [10] · Lodge at Barnhill [2] Other Photos: · Barnhill House · Milton Brae · Overtoun House Circular Path ·
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 18 December, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4248 7561 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8578N 4:31.4435W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4244 7556
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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