NS4273 : The Lang Dyke

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

This is 1 of 3 images, with title The Lang Dyke in this square
The Lang Dyke
The Lang Dyke
See NS4273 : The Lang Dyke for the main description.

The beacon visible in the present view is NS4273 : The Longhaugh Light (which was used as the subject location for this photograph). On the far side of the river, on the skyline just to the right of the beacon, is NS4372 : Erskine golf clubhouse. To the left of the beacon, nearer the shore, is Dove Cottage (NS4372).

See the "more sizes" link for slightly more panoramic versions, which show a longer section of the Lang Dyke; in those views, it is also possible to see, a little further to the left, an obelisk on the skyline; this is the Blantyre Monument: NS4472 : Monument near Bishopton.

[An unrelated feature that happens to share the name of the Lang Dyke is located in the hills about 7.5 kilometres to the north; that feature is a prominent natural ridge: NS4480 : Looking along the Lang Dyke.]
The Lang Dyke :: NS4373
This is a training wall, built in order to deepen the channel of the River Clyde for shipping. Construction began in 1773, although there would be later additions to the dyke. See NS4273 : The Lang Dyke for a much more detailed account.
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 April, 2010
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine  Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Wall > Wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4286 7336 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.6535N 4:31.0001W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4264 7376
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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