NS3882 : Path in Balloch Castle Country Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Path in Balloch Castle Country Park
Path in Balloch Castle Country Park
The view is from further along the path shown in NS3882 : Path in Balloch Castle Country Park. As the 1:25000 map shows, there are earthworks to the right of the path: these are the remains of the original Balloch Castle. As the picture shows, the western side of the defensive ditch surrounding the castle is filled with water, making it more conspicuous; a mound, the site of the old castle itself, is on the right.
The original Balloch Castle

See LinkExternal link (at WoSAS) for the archaeological details. From as early as 1238, some charters by the Earls of Lennox were made at Balloch, indicating that they had a residence here; see, for example, the charter by Earl Maldowen, enacted at "Belach", that is given on pages 160161 of the "Registrum Monasterii de Passelet" (Maitland Club Edition, 1832), and which also appears on pages 1213 of the "Cartularium de Levenax" (Maitland Club Edition, 1833).

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Date Taken
Monday, 14 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Park and Public Gardens 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
John Muir Way 
Primary Subject of Photo
Earthwork 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3876 8253 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.5104N 4:35.2625W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3879 8252
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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