NS3876 : Site of old brickworks

taken 15 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Site of old brickworks
Site of old brickworks
The area to the right of the cycle path is now overgrown with Rosebay Willowherb and other vegetation, but it can be seen (e.g., near the right-hand edge of the image) that there is a distinct mound there.

In fact, the 1:10560 OS map from 1864 reveals that this present-day mound, near the Dalreoch area of Dumbarton, corresponds to the site of an old brickworks (I briefly looked around the area, and a few brick fragments were still visible, although they are not necessarily from the bricks that were made here; as yet, I have been unable to find any documentation about the brickworks, other than its appearance on old maps).

In addition, the 1864 map indicates how material was transported to and from the site; it shows that a crane was being located only about 50 metres to the south-east of the brickworks: NS3976 : Former site of crane.

To provide some more context for the location shown here, the point at which the cycle path meets the left-hand edge of this photo is more or less the point at which a track branches off from that path, as shown at NS3876 : Junction of track and cycle path; that photo therefore provides a view of the site of the former brickworks from a different angle. The crane was located about 35m to the SSE of that junction.
National Cycle Network Route 7 :: NX7662

The Lochs and Glens (North) route covers 214 miles from Inverness to Glasgow. The Lochs and Glens (South) covers 193 miles from Glasgow to Carlisle via the Ayrshire coast, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. It continues east as the Coast to Coast C2C route to Sunderland.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Former: Brickworks Category: Brick and tile works (disused) other tags: National Cycle Network NCN 7 Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 19 August, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3896 7635 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1863N 4:34.8483W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3898 7639
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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