NS4479 : Site of former limestone quarrying

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Site of former limestone quarrying
Site of former limestone quarrying
The green area that takes up much of the foreground has a slightly disturbed appearance, compared to the surrounding moorland. However, its former use is best appreciated by examining it in context, and with the aid of satellite imagery; this area is then seen to be one of the end-points of a network of tracks that arose in connection with the local limestone industry. For the track leading to this particular site, see NS4479 : Ancient trackway.

This is one of three similar areas that are referred to in the final paragraph of the description accompanying NS4379 : Ancient trackway; see that item for more on the network of tracks as a whole.

As for the background of the present photograph, the edge of the Fintry Hills can be seen at the extreme right, while the tallest of the hills that can be seen a little left of centre is Ben Ledi (NN5609).
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
Tuesday, 28 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 7 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Landmark (from Tags)
Fintry Hills  Ben Ledi 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4414 7912 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.7806N 4:29.9721W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4414 7911
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Limestone Industry 

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