NS3980 : Auchincarroch Road

taken 10 years ago, near to Jamestown, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Auchincarroch Road in this square
Auchincarroch Road
Auchincarroch Road
The photograph was taken at the junction with Napierston Road, which leads into Dalmonach on the right. The "Core Path Route" sign was, at this time, a fairly recent addition. The entrance of a NS3980 : Timber yard can be seen on the left; compare NS3980 : Auchincarroch Road, taken from about 250 metres further back.

The name Auchincarroch, associated with this area, is an old one; the present-day spelling of the name is not entirely consistent: some of the farms located along the road use the spelling "Auchencarroch", while the road itself and the nearby hill have "Auchincarroch". An old form of the name appears in a charter granted in 1270 by Maldowen, Earl of Lennox; it mentions "the land of Hachenkeroch, in the parish of Buthelulle". The latter name, that of the parish, developed into the present-day form "Bonhill"; see NS3979 : The Braes o' Bonull (stone relief).

[For the "Auch-" names in this district, see the chapter by Simon Taylor in the book "Changing Identities, Ancient Roots" (2006). There, the author cites another early form, "Hachenkerach" (c.1247). On the name Dalmonach, encountered above, see NS3980 : Linnbrane Hole.]

The building up on the hill is Woodside, the farmhouse of Woodside Farm. Immediately behind it, though not visible from this angle, are some farm buildings, which, despite a "Napierston Farm" sign on them, are those of Woodside Farm. The buildings of the actual Napierston Farm (which was in the possession of the same family) were demolished less than a decade before this photograph was taken; their former site is just out of shot to the right, immediately next to the grassy area in the right foreground. For more on that subject, see NS3980 : Napierston Road and NS3980 : The former site of Napierston Farm, where that area is visible.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 September, 2010
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3995 8082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.6134N 4:34.0575W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3990 8079
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