NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman: eastern side

taken 13 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Enclosure at Carman: eastern side
Enclosure at Carman: eastern side
This is the eastern wall of an enclosure near the now-vanished Carman House; see also NS3778 : Carman House: dyke enclosing garden.

In this image, the eastern wall (the shadow cast by the low winter sun makes its edge more visible) runs from the lower left corner towards the centre of the image, where it then curves left, becoming the northern wall.

At its southern tip, the eastern wall meets the NE corner of the ruins of Carman House. The house was at the southern side of the enclosure.

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Enclosure on Carman Muir

See Link (in a Geograph article) for more information. The enclosure was associated with Carman House (a former farmstead), and is part of a larger field system; see Link for views of that field system, and Link for the remains of Carman House itself.
See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view that is centred on the enclosure (which is marked in dark blue).

For a time, horses were sold at this enclosure: "The placing of Carman Cattle Fair at the now vanished Carman House on Carman Muir (just below the Carman Road) instead of the summit of Carman Hill is a common mistake. After the cattle fair ceased in the last decade of the nineteenth century, the selling of horses continued on Carman Muir beside the house for a few more years. It is this latter stage which was passed down as a living recollection almost to my time in the area." [John Mitchell, in letter dated 21/4/2001, amongst the cuttings held on file at Dumbarton Library].

However, see also LinkExternal link (PDF), at the Vale of Leven website; that article is based on first-hand recollections.

Carman Muir field system

A hitherto unreported system of old agricultural boundaries associated with Carman farmstead. Satellite imagery shows traces of furrows within this system. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of the field system.

The farmstead see Link (in a Geograph article) was represented in the early twentieth century by Carman House (at c.NS37287858); see Link for the remains of Carman House. See Link for an enclosure where horses used to be sold. That enclosure, which is just to the north of Carman House, is apparently part of the same field system.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 January, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 2 January, 2009
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Carman Muir 
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Enclosure 
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Enclosure   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3729 7863 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3803N 4:36.5339W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3730 7860
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