NS3976 : Land beside Young's Farm

taken 1 year ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Land beside Young's Farm
Land beside Young's Farm
Dalmoak Farm, as it is called on the map, is also known locally as Young's Farm. For the farm buildings themselves, which are visible in the right background, see NS3876 : Dalmoak Farm and NS3876 : Dalmoak Farm from the A812.

The present view of the adjacent land is from NS3977 : The Blue Bridge. At the time this picture was submitted, there were plans for Dumbarton F.C. to move here from their site beside Dumbarton Rock (NS4074 : Dumbarton F.C. football ground), but the application was still under consideration (it was later rejected). If the application had been approved, the present picture would have served for comparison with later views of the same area.

For a wide-angle view of the same field from the cycle path beside it, see NS3976 : Field near Dalmoak Farm. See also NS3976 : Land near Young's Farm.

My own interest in the area is in connection with its archaeology: the ruins of Mains of Cardross Farm are nearby, and it is considered likely that Robert the Bruce's residence, in his final years, was somewhere in this area (it was a sort of hunting lodge, in modern terms). Expand the first end-note of the present article for much more information on that topic (see also NS3976 : Mains of Cardross Canal for some further discussion). If its remains were to be found, they would, as pointed out in comments made by WoSAS on the planning application, probably be considered "of national importance".

For more information, see NS3976 : Site of Mains of Cardross Farm and the discussion of charters pertaining to Dalmoak at NS3877 : Dalmoak House.

I have occasionally seen the area described as the possible "burial place" of Robert the Bruce, but that is a misapprehension: the king's body was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, his heart at Melrose Abbey, and his viscera (other main internal organs) in Dumbarton, in what was then the Cardross parish church, now a ruin; see NS3975 : Plaque beside the ruins of St Serf's church.
Mains of Cardross
Mains of Cardross was a farm near the River Leven, 550 metres ESE of present-day Dalmoak Farm (Young's Farm), with which its former fields are now associated.

See a Geograph article LinkExternal link for much more on this area and its relation to the site of the Cardross residence of King Robert the Bruce.
River Leven (Dunbartonshire)
The River Leven (Uisge Leamhna in Gaelic) is a stretch of water in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, flowing from Loch Lomond in the North to the River Clyde in the South. The total length of the river is approximately 6 miles.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3910 7693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.5014N 4:34.7347W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3936 7703
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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