NS4275 : Former road to Overtoun House

taken 8 years ago, near to Milton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Former road to Overtoun House
Former road to Overtoun House
NS4276 : Overtoun House is the building in the background. The first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1860) shows a road leading directly from Barnhill (NS4275 : Barnhill House) to Overtoun House, and therefore approaching the latter building from the south. The present photograph shows the course of the road, receding from the photographer's position.

Although it is not apparent from this angle, this former road crosses a stone bridge in the foreground: NS4275 : Old stone bridge near Overtoun House. The road and the bridge are of interest as early features of the Overtoun Estate, since they pre-date the extensive programme of work on the estate that was carried out in the 1890s by John Campbell White (created Lord Overtoun in 1893) see LinkExternal link

By the time of the second-edition OS map (c.1898), the line of this road had already changed; the part south of this bridge is no longer indicated on the map. The other section, from the bridge to the house, now took a detour around the westward side of Overtoun House, on account of the formal garden that now adjoined the building on its southern side.

In 1895, NS4276 : Overtoun Bridge was completed, as was its associated driveway; that driveway leads from Overtoun House, across the bridge, and to an entrance that now provides NS4175 : Pedestrian access to Overtoun Estate. In addition, the road that currently provides access from Milton Brae had also been created by 1898. The earlier road from Barnhill had therefore become redundant by that time, and is not indicated on later maps.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4240 7594 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0339N 4:31.5318W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4239 7593
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