NS3879 : Millburn Roads Depot

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

Millburn Roads Depot
Millburn Roads Depot
This is the view across the railway line towards the depot, as seen from a NS3879 : Path to Hillside Avenue.

The site was formerly occupied by Millburn Pyroligneous Works (or Millburn Works), where a process of wood distillation was carried out: wood was heated in the absence of air (rather than being burned) in order to extract useful organic compounds.

NS3879 : Millburn Gardens faces this depot on the other side of the main road (NS3879 : Main Street Renton).

See LinkExternal link (at the Vale of Leven website) for a page of old photographs, several of which show the pyroligneous works; for example, in photo 11 on that page, the nearby NS3879 : Railway underpass is clearly visible.

About 12km to the north, on east Loch Lomondside, there was a pyroligneous works near Balmaha (NS4190): see LinkExternal link (at Canmore).
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Tuesday, 30 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 18 December, 2010
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Public buildings and spaces 
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Burnbrae  Renton 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3879 7909 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.6584N 4:35.1099W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3873 7909
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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