NS4079 : Disused quarry

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

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Disused quarry in this square
Disused quarry
Disused quarry
The picture was taken from the southern edge of a field(*): NS4079 : Edge of a field. Just a few metres ahead, the ground drops away sharply, down into the quarry pit. See also NS4079 : Field beside old quarry, a view of the eastern edge from uphill.

The quarry is represented, though not conspicuously, on the 1:25000 OS map; the curve of its eastern side is depicted just to the right of the word "waterfall". It is shown on OS maps from the first edition (c.1860) onwards.

The quarry is about 70 metres long, with its long axis oriented SSW to NNE; it is about 40 metres wide. The field in which it is located slopes down from east to west, so the eastern wall of the quarry is higher, with a precipitous drop (NS4079 : Disused quarry: eastern side), while the main obstacles on the lower western side are mud and bushes: NS4079 : Disused quarry: western side. This accounts for the manner (mentioned above) in which the quarry is represented on present-day OS maps.

Click on the end-note title for more views, including some from within the quarry pit.

[(*) The Scottish Outdoor Access Code states that access rights can be exercised in "land in which crops have not been sown" (as here), in "fields where there are horses, cattle and other farm animals", and at "the margins of fields where crops are growing or have been sown". Access rights can be exercised for "recreational purposes", which, according to the Code, are taken to include such activities as "photography" and "enjoying historic sites". Reference: "Scottish Land Access Full Access Code", sections 2.2 and 2.7.]
Disused quarry

The quarry is smaller than the disused Bonhill Quarry Link which is located about 250 metres to the WSW. Map evidence also shows that it fell into disuse at an earlier period than Bonhill Quarry: on the second-edition OS map (revised c.1896/97), it is already labelled an "old quarry"; the map revision of c.1914 shows trees growing within the pit.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4009 7970 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0130N 4:33.8830W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4008 7966
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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