NS3777 : Dick's Pond

taken 2 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Dick's Pond in this square
Dick's Pond
Dick's Pond
My thanks to fellow contributor Stan Campbell — Link — who told me a few years ago that this is called Dick's Pond (See NS3777 : Dick's Pond for a view from a little further away), while another one, 700 metres to the northwest, is called NS3678 : The Dookers.

On the day I took the present picture, someone mentioned "Dick's Farm" to me: I presume that the name refers to nearby Kipperoch Farm, and that the pond was named in connection with the farm. Some of the other nearby farms are locally better known by names other than those that appear on the map: for example, Dalmoak Farm is Young's Farm, while Upper Dalquhurn Farm is MacLachlan's Farm.

The pond itself is shown as a "dam" on the 1897 and 1914 revisions of the OS map; it was not present when the first-edition OS map was surveyed in 1860. Another NS3778 : Pool in a field, not far away, is, unlike the other two, not a former dam; it is much more recent than either of them, and is simply a quirk of drainage.

The dam has lost its original neat outline, but the embankment was here on the western side, running SSW—NNE (the present picture was taken from its southern end). The boulder in the foreground of the view from further away, NS3777 : Dick's Pond, is at the southern end of the embankment.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Former (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3720 7787 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.9692N 4:36.5927W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3717 7785
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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