NS4377 : A well near the Lang Craigs

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

A well near the Lang Craigs
A well near the Lang Craigs
The well is not shown on the first-edition OS map (c.1860), but is depicted on maps from c.1899 onwards. The stone ledge on its near side has a straight edge, which shows signs of having been worked.

The well is located beside NS4377 : The Crags Circular Path; see that picture for context. That section of the path follows the line of buried water pipes from NS4477 : The Black Linn Reservoir.

Regarding this well, I.M.M.MacPhail writes, in "Off the Main Road" (1976), that "just beyond the NS4377 : Roundwood Hill ... is a well, providing beautifully clear, cool water; and nearby, at the 'Fountainhead', as it was called, Dumbarton town councillors used to gather, in order to sing the 'Old Hundredth' 'All people, that on earth do dwell' at the end of their inspection of the waterworks".
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 29 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Water resources 
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Roundwood Hill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4345 7741 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8462N 4:30.5752W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4345 7741
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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