NS3678 : Round enclosure on Carman Muir

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

Round enclosure on Carman Muir
Round enclosure on Carman Muir
The feature was originally reported as a hut circle; however, as described in the end-note, it was later considered more likely that this had been an animal enclosure. See the WoSAS link in the end-note for further details.

Short of planting little flags around the perimeter, or submitting a stereogram, there is no way to make this feature clearly visible in photographs. It is not evident in satellite imagery either.

It is about 14 metres across (45 feet) across; the circular interior is enclosed by a low, inconspicuous bank. Click on the end-note title for related views.

In the present picture, parts of the bank are visible because they are a little darker and greener than the surrounding muir. The left-hand edge of the circle is in front of, and slightly to the left of, the pylon on the left, and the right-hand edge of the circle is in front of the tiny section of partly snow-covered distant hills visible near the right-hand edge.
Circular enclosure on Carman Muir

A low, indistinct, circular bank, about 14 metres in diameter, outlines this feature, which is difficult to pick out on the ground. It was originally reported as a hut circle, but a later opinion (see comments from 2014 in LinkExternal link at WoSAS) is that it had probably been an animal enclosure. See LinkExternal link for a satellite view centred on this feature (which is, depending on the date of the images, either invisible or barely visible in satellite imagery).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3698 7857 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.3417N 4:36.8294W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3699 7856
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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