NS4481 : Remains of an enclosure

taken 7 years ago, near to Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Remains of an enclosure
Remains of an enclosure
Traces of an old rectangular enclosure can be seen here; the present photograph is a view from the southern end of the remains. For the main description, see NS4481 : Remains of an enclosure.

In the present view, only a very low indistinct ridge at the far side of the green area in the foreground marks the line of the enclosure's southern side (that green area, just to the south of the enclosure, shows some signs of disturbance). The eastern side of the enclosure is more visible, on the right of the photograph, where a line of tall grass marks a shallow ditch. The course of the western side (on the left) and the northern (far) side can also be seen in this photograph, marked by lines of dark vegetation.

The enclosure is beside a track which was part of an extensive network connected with the local limestone-burning industry; see the second of the end-notes for details.
Remains of an enclosure
The hitherto unreported traces of an old rectangular enclosure, located just to the north of the Finland Burn where it flows through Red Brae. Like nearby cultivation traces LinkExternal link the enclosure was probably connected with a farmstead that is now long gone.
Network of old limestone industry tracks :: NS4379
A very extensive network of ancient tracks on the moors in West Dunbartonshire links old quarries, ruined lime-kilns, and other sites connected with the local limestone-burning industry, which flourished in the 18th century. See LinkExternal link for a Geograph article about the network, and LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view of it.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 April, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Ruin (from Tags)
Enclosure   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4444 8147 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.0521N 4:29.7655W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4444 8145
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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