NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff: detail

taken 11 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Bruce's Flagstaff: detail
Bruce's Flagstaff: detail
This weather vane, incorporating a battle axe and crown, tops NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff at the foot of Brucehill, near Castle Hill (a knoll that gives the Castlehill area its name).

See NS3875 : Bruce's flagstaff: detail for the same weather vane in 2018, on the replacement flagstaff.
Bruce's Flagstaff
The original flagstaff was erected in 1928 to commemorate the (traditional) association of King Robert the Bruce with the Castlehill area of Dumbarton. See a Geograph article Link for a detailed discussion of the flagstaff and the traditions. By late 2018, it had been replaced by a different flagstaff (with octagonal cross-section, and not spliced), but it was still topped by the crown-and-battle-axe weather vane.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 December, 2008   (more nearby)
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Monday, 29 December, 2008
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Castlehill  Brucehill 
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Robert the Bruce 
Category
Architectural detail > Weather vane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3857 7575 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8553N 4:35.2011W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3855 7571
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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