NS3778 : Remains of an old quarry

taken 11 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of an old quarry
Remains of an old quarry
In this wooded area beside NS3778 : Carman Reservoir, close to the NS3778 : Old road from Carman Muir to Renton, the ground can be seen to fall away along the line of sight of the photo (it would normally be difficult to show this effectively in a photograph on account of the dense tree cover, but the presence of snow helped). The lower area, on the left, is annotated an "old quarry" on OS maps from c.1898.

The material quarried here was evidently cornstone, which is abundant in this area; see, for example, NS3778 : Cornstone outcrop and NS3778 : Small pit: former cornstone quarrying.

An article by John Mitchell in the journal "Glasgow Naturalist" is cited at the end of NS4380 : Ruined lime-kiln; the old quarry shown in the present photograph is listed there as the fourth of ten former cornstone workings in Dunbartonshire and West Stirlingshire. Site number two in his list is located nearby, and is better exposed to view: NS3678 : Former cornstone workings on Carman Muir.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 November, 2010
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3794 7863 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3935N 4:35.9096W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3788 7862
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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