NS3979 : The former Bonhill Quarry

taken 9 years ago, near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The former Bonhill Quarry
The former Bonhill Quarry
The disused quarry is shown here in a view from the other side of Hillbank Street (in the foreground).

Only a small patch of the sheer rock face is visible through the trees; it appears centrally in the background. For much a closer look, see NS3979 : Rock face in the former Bonhill Quarry.
Bonhill Quarry

The quarry, which is now disused, was worked for its Old Red Sandstone. It appears on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1864), and later expanded southwards (as shown on the map revision of 1896), but it was labelled "disused" on the map revision of c.1914. The quarry was still in use in 1891 (in that year, three men were injured in an accident while blasting with gunpowder). A smaller disused quarry is located about 250 metres ENE of it: Link

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Date Taken
Friday, 5 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3985 7960 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.9544N 4:34.1100W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3978 7959
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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