NS5065 : The ruins of East Arkleston

taken 7 years ago, near to Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

The ruins of East Arkleston
The ruins of East Arkleston
This is a view from the SSW, showing the entire width of the remains of East Arkleston. Click on the end-note title for more pictures of the ruins.

For a summary of the area, and for comments on the origin of the place-name, see NS5065 : Arkleston. The ruins of East Arkleston stand alone in a field; I am reluctant to cross fields, but no crop was growing at the time: see NS5065 : Stubble field at Arkleston and NS5065 : View to East Arkleston ruins. (*)

The first map appearance of East Arkleston of which I am aware is the one mentioned in the end-note. Earlier maps depict only a single Arkleston; for example, Roy's Military Survey (1740s-50s) has "Erclostone".

Although East Arkleston was, by 2014, an unroofed ruin, enough of the walls survive to reveal the layout of the farmstead. The ruins stand alone in a field; the buildings of NS5065 : North Arkleston and NS5065 : South Arkleston can still be seen nearby, at the edge of the same field (for West Arkleston, see the summary given at NS5065 : Arkleston).

(*) Scottish Outdoor Access Code (2005), 3.35 "Access where there are crops":
"You can exercise access rights on the margins of fields, even if these have been sown, and on any land in which crops have not been sown or are not growing. You can also exercise access rights in fields of stubble ...".
Ruins of East Arkleston

John Ainslie's 1796 map of the County of Renfrew shows four Arkleston farms: High (later South), Laigh (later North), West, and East. The farmstead of East Arkleston is now an unroofed ruin. In the 1850s, the name of the occupant was Allan Stewart, and, in 1923, James McKerracher. Of the related farms, the buildings of North and South Arkleston are intact (as of 2014), but West Arkleston, later called Arkleston House (c.NS49876525), has been cleared away.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Derelict, Disused 
Ruin (from Tags)
Farm Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5081 6550 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.5719N 4:23.1131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5080 6545
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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