NS3074 : The ruins of Knocknairshill Farm

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

The ruins of Knocknairshill Farm
The ruins of Knocknairshill Farm
This building, at the north-eastern corner of the site, has its long axis oriented WSW—ENE, and stalls spaced at regular intervals along its longer side walls; those side walls are partly intact.

The building shown in NS3074 : The ruins of Knocknairshill Farm is a few metres to the south-west; it is superficially similar, with stalls arranged in the same manner along its longer side walls, but it is oriented at right-angles to the building shown in the present picture. Also, its outer walls have not survived to the same height.
Ruins of Knocknairshill Farm
"A dwelling house and outhouses having a farm of land attached. Occupied by Alex. Scott. The property of Sir Michael Shaw Stewart" – OS Name Books (1857). Roy's Military Survey (1740s-50s) shows "Knocknairshill", other farms in the area ("Bogstoun", "Fifestoun", "Chapletoon", "Gibshill") and the nearby "Devils Glen" (present-day Devol Glen). In the same area, John Ainslie's 1796 map of Renfrew shows the farms "Knocknair", "Gibbshill", "Lurg", and "Chapleton", and "Divels Glen". "Knocknairhill" or "Knocknearshill" is found in a 1716 listing of farms in Easter Greenock.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3054 7442 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.9732N 4:42.8569W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3053 7442
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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