NS3977 : The River Leven

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

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The River Leven
The River Leven
The view was from just south-east of a large mound that is shown and discussed at NS3977 : Mound beside the River Leven. The eastern tip of Dalquhurn Point can be seen on the right.
River Leven (Dunbartonshire)
The River Leven (Uisge Leamhna in Gaelic) is a stretch of water in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, flowing from Loch Lomond in the North to the River Clyde in the South. The total length of the river is approximately 6 miles.
Dalquhurn Point
[dalˠˈhʌɾn] Large loops in the River Leven form two Points: Cordale Point Link to the north, and Dalquhurn Point. Unlike Cordale Point, Dalquhurn Point shows no buildings on OS maps of any period. However, there was a railway line ("Cordale Branch") for a small locomotive, "the Pug", that ran between the Howgate, the nearby Dalquhurn Works, and the Cordale Works; the 1914 OS map shows a branch of that line leading onto Dalquhurn Point; there must therefore have been some industrial activity on the point, even if only something like shallow quarrying or the storage of materials.

Clinker, in this case from the burning of coal, underlies much of the edge of the Point; its angular fragments could serve as a cheap form of track ballast. It is particularly noticeable on the south side of the Point, where it can be seen, in quantity, eroding out of the embankment, but it can also be found on the raised eastern tip of the Point, and in places along the north side, suggesting that it may also have been used to form the embankment, or as infill if the interior of the Point was quarried for sand, as happened in other places nearby (at the southern end of the Dalquhurn works, at Pillanflatt, and at Mains of Cardross Farm).
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
River 
River (from Tags)
Leven 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3963 7785 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.0075N 4:34.2587W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3960 7789
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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