NS4079 : Disused quarry: northern end

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

Disused quarry: northern end
Disused quarry: northern end
This is a view, from the centre of the pit, towards the quarry's northern end.

As the map shows, the field at whose edge the former quarry is located slopes down from east to west, so the drop is higher on the east (on the right, in this image), where vertical faces of worked stone are still visible: NS4079 : Disused quarry: eastern side. Compare NS4079 : Disused quarry: western side.

See NS4079 : Disused quarry for the main description of the site, and click on the end-note title for more pictures.
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)
Submitted
Monday, 31 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4010 7972 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0240N 4:33.8741W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4009 7970
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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