NS4279 : Test pit or bomb crater

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Blairquhomrie, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Test pit or bomb crater
Test pit or bomb crater
This is one of a line of four pits that can be seen on this part of the moor; reckoning from south to north, this is the second of the pits. They have been reported as possible test pits (for quarrying). See NS4279 : Test pit or bomb crater for more information, and for related photographs.

Nobleston Wood (on the flanks of Pappert Hill) and part of the River Clyde are visible in the background.

(I should add that there are also lines of bomb craters on the moor, which look similar, at least to me. The identification of the feature shown in the present picture, and similar ones nearby, as test pits is not my own, but is from the WoSAS report see the item for "more information" linked above which is probably founded on more experience of these features than my own.)
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, 7 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Auchenreoch Muir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4295 7970 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0697N 4:31.1355W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4296 7970
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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