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
To judge by its shape, the fallen stone in the foreground is one of several War Department boundary stones to be seen in this area. Click on the end-note title for related pictures, showing some upright stones in their original locations.

(I cannot be certain that this is one of the boundary stones, but its shape suggests that it is. If it is one of those stones, and if it has the same dimensions as the others, then its appearance reveals that the others were set more deeply into the ground than might be thought: compare, in particular, NS2773 : War Department boundary stone, Whitelees.)

There is little of interest in a close-up view of the fallen stone shown in the present picture; it seemed more useful to show it in context, since it would otherwise be easy to miss.

The broad hill near the centre of the skyline is Garvock Hill (NS2569), about 4.4 km (2.7 miles) away. To its left, two summits close together are (L-R) Little Creuch Hill and Creuch Hill (NS2668).

A small part of Loch Thom can be seen on the right. Note the more distant peaks behind it, almost lost in the haze: they are on Arran, and, depending on the peak, they are between 40 and 48 km away (between 25 and 30 miles).
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 2780 7321 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.2633N 4:45.4389W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2780 7321
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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