NO6541 : Mediaeval Cart Tracks

taken 1 year ago, near to Seaton, Angus, Great Britain

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Mediaeval Cart Tracks
Mediaeval Cart Tracks
The parallel grooves on the rocky shore at Whiting Ness are said to be the tracks of carts. In the 12th century the monks quarried red sandstone from the headland at Whiting Ness to build the great abbey of Arbroath, and carted it along these tracks to the site not far away. So much stone was needed that the carts eventually wore down the pair of grooves across the foreshore.
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NO6541, 49 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6593 4105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:33.6104N 2:33.3548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 6591 4106
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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