NS4277 : Enclosure of ancient farmstead

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Enclosure of ancient farmstead
Enclosure of ancient farmstead
For the main description, see NS4277 : Remains of an ancient farmhouse.

As described there, there is an almost rectangular enclosure associated with the farm building; that enclosure is hard to pick out on the ground. However, there are two sub-enclosures, or structures, within the larger one, and these are a little easier to see; they are also clearly picked out on satellite imagery (see the end-note for an annotated satellite view).

The present photograph shows a corner of one of those sub-enclosures. A low ridge can be seen, just left of centre, leading towards the photographer's position; it then makes a sharp turn, heading to the right. The annotated satellite view, on which this photograph is marked with a pin, makes these details clear.
Remains of a farmstead
This farmstead was evidently abandoned before the middle of the eighteenth century; it is possibly the "H Killpatrick" (High Kilpatrick) that is marked on John Ainslie's 1821 map of southern Scotland. The farm building survives only as faint ruins, on high ground between the Overtoun and Garshake Burns; the building is at one corner of an enclosure that extends from there to the south and east. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4275 7782 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0533N 4:31.2617W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4278 7781
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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