NS2773 : War Department boundary stone, Whitelees

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Garvock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

War Department boundary stone, Whitelees
War Department boundary stone, Whitelees
The picture was taken from a track that leads from Old Largs Road to Corlic Hill; that track is out of shot to the right. The one in the picture is a different one, which I did not follow: it leads to the former MOD mast.

Click on the end-note title for views of the other War Department marker stones in this area. I did not stray far from the public track, and it is likely that other stones survive (for example, at NS27927323, at the eastern corner of the enclosure around the mast).
War Department boundary stones, Whitelees

Several of these stones, delimiting land that was under military jurisdiction, can be seen around the enclosure of a former MOD mast near Whitelees Cottage (itself a former shooting lodge). A 1950s OS map shows some of the markers, simply labelling them "stones", but they appear to date from the Second World War. Their arrangement suggests that they were installed here in connection with the MOD mast. Another military site, the control bunker of a WWII decoy fire, was located nearby: NS2773 : Whitelees Moor - Bombing Decoy Control Bunker (240m WNW of the mast).

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Date Taken
Monday, 26 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Period (from Tags)
Second World War 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2786 7318 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.2484N 4:45.3802W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2785 7318
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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