NS2573 : The former site of Shaws

taken 4 years ago, near to Garvock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

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The former site of Shaws
The former site of Shaws
A present-day path from NS2573 : The Waterman's Road to Old Larg's Road passes through this area; the bumpy ground just ahead, near the marker post (there is a similar post further to the east beside the same path), is the place where the farm buildings of Shaws used to stand.

The path itself, though indistinct here, becomes a track (NS2673 : Track to Old Largs Road) farther ahead, after passing the old pumping house: NS2573 : Pumping House, Loch Thom.
Former site of Shaws

From the OS Name Books of 1857: "Shaws: The ruins of a small farm steading, the property of Major Darroch. When the 'Shaws Water Cos. [Companies] Great Reservoir' was formed the greater part of the arable land of this farm was covered; the houses were then allowed to fall in ruins, and the remainder of the land joined to the farm of Killochend."

The farmstead of Shaws was shown, as "Schawes", on the 1654 Joan Blaeu map of Renfroana (Renfrewshire), and as "Shaws" (with adjacent field system) on Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (1740s-50s). John Thomson's map of Renfrewshire (the map is dated 1826, but was published in his 1832 "Atlas of Scotland") shows Shaws on the northern shore of a reservoir (the Great Reservoir, later known as Loch Thom).

Some unroofed building are marked "Shaws (ruins)" on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1857). On the 1897 revision of the OS map, those ruins are no longer present, although the trees that stood beside them are still shown. There are now only faint traces of the buildings, but the field system associated with the farmstead is still clearly visible on the ground.

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2554 7334 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.2844N 4:47.6110W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2552 7334
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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