NS4273 : The Lang Dyke

taken 11 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
For the main description, see NS4273 : The Lang Dyke.

In the present photograph, NS4273 : The Longhaugh Light is prominent on the dyke, near the centre of the photograph. To the right of its base, another green beacon is visible in the distance. The latter beacon marks the eastern end of the dyke.

As the main description notes, the Lang Dyke, as originally constructed, was almost 800 yards long. This appears to correspond to what is today the easternmost part of the wall, and the Longhaugh Light is positioned about halfway along that part. The later additions to the dyke were evidently extensions to its western end.

The original part of the Lang Dyke therefore includes the entire section shown in the present photograph, and all but the most distant parts shown in the photograph accompanying the main description.

The channel of the River Clyde can be seen in the background, with Kilpatrick Braes on its far side. The Erskine Bridge can be seen in the distance, on the right.
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
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Estuary, Marine 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
River (from Tags)
Wall > Wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4295 7335 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.6498N 4:30.9134W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4282 7335
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Wall  Longhaugh Light 

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