NS3779 : Remains of a square structure

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

Remains of a square structure
Remains of a square structure
See NS3779 : Remains of a square structure for the main description.

The present picture shows a point about halfway along the eastern side of the structure. The low ridge that makes up this eastern edge runs from left to right, passing though the centre of the picture. However, there is an interruption here (at the very centre of the photo) where the ridge dips, possibly corresponding to an original entrance.

NS3778 : Carman Reservoir (see the map) is at the upper-right corner of the picture.
Square enclosure near Carman Hill

A square enclosure, 45 metres to a side, is bounded by a low ridge surrounded by a ditch. It is of uncertain age, but it is centred on a point 200 metres to the north-east of the inner enclosure of Carman Hill-Fort (see Link for the fort). Although there is higher ground on three sides, the location commands a view of the Vale of Leven, the Kilpatrick Hills, and Dumbarton Rock. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view, showing the square enclosure to the NNE of the hill-fort.

(The enclosure was found, on satellite imagery, by Geograph contributor Stan Campbell, who mentioned it to me; I later visited the site, and sent a report on his behalf to WoSAS, to ensure that the find would be properly credited to Stan.)

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Date Taken
Friday, 30 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 31 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3731 7963 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.9193N 4:36.5509W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3731 7963
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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