NS4086 : Remains of a cairn

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

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Remains of a cairn
Remains of a cairn
I believe that the mound shown here, which is on the summit of Black Hill, is what remains of the cairn that is described in the end-note. See NS4086 : Remains of a cairn for further discussion, and for my explanation for the small discrepancy between the actual position of the cairn and its position on the map.

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Cairn on Black Hill
This ancient cairn is visible as a mound on the summit of Black Hill. That area was wooded until about 2012. See LinkExternal link (at WoSAS) for further archaeological details.

The following comments about the hill itself are from J G Smith's book "Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times" (1896): "To the north-west of Ardoch Place is what is now called 'The Black Hill of Ross', in a wood which was formerly covered with fine old Scots firs and many handsome hardwood trees, but was very much destroyed by the storm of November, 1893".
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4042 8635 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:2.6009N 4:33.8031W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4043 8635
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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