NS4277 : Remains of a cultivated plot

taken 4 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Remains of a cultivated plot
Remains of a cultivated plot
The ridges, shown here receding directly from the photographer's position, are spaced 1.5 metres apart; see the end-note for further information. Click on the end-note title for more pictures.

Further ahead, the land dips out of sight along the course of the Garshake Burn; a little left of centre, the top of a building can be seen above the gorse; this is Maryland Farm. Maryland and adjacent Priestyard are also sites of considerable antiquity.

Carman Hill and adjacent muirs make up the light-brown high ground visible right of centre in the background.
Remains of a cultivated plot
The remains of a cultivated plot, with ridges spaced 1.5 metres apart, can be seen here. The plot measures 75 metres (SW-NW) by 45 metres (ESE-WNW, the orientation of the ridges); only the SW half is easily seen on the ground. Such a plot would normally be found next to a farmhouse, but there are no definite remains of buildings to be seen on the ground here, only small rectilinear areas of shorter vegetation near the north-western edge of the cultivated plot; these could be a faint indication of the former presence of structures. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view centred on these remains, and Link for a Geograph article discussing them in a wider context.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Landmark (from Tags)
Carman Hill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4232 7704 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.6247N 4:31.6472W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4233 7704
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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