NS3977 : The former site of Pillanflatt farmhouse

taken 3 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The former site of Pillanflatt farmhouse
The former site of Pillanflatt farmhouse
According to my map-based research, presented in the article linked from the end-note, the main farmhouse at Pillanflatt was at or near the site of the house that is just left of centre, where what looks like a white car with a magenta roof is parked.

An 1841 plan shows what looks like a courtyard in front of the farmhouse: the position of the courtyard would correspond, roughly, to the present-day road in front of the house.

The 1841 plan shows two other farm buildings to the west of the main farmhouse; for their position, see NS3877 : The former site of farm buildings at Pillanflatt. Both that site and the one shown in the present picture are on Taylor Street, in a recently-built housing development at Dalquhurn.

These positions are approximate only (I estimate them to be correct to within 50 metres or so); see the article for a full discussion. See also the annotated satellite view that is linked from the end-note.
Pillanflatt :: NS3877

The land of Pillanflatt lay between Dalquhurn and Mains of Cardross, and is mentioned in medieval records in connection with the Cardross residence of King Robert the Bruce. See a Geograph article Link for the precise location of Pillanflatt's farm buildings. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view, showing features that are depicted on the 1:10560 OS maps from 1864 to 1938, in relation to the present-day landscape. A path that runs along the northern edge of the meadow here is known locally as the Howgate: Link

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Date Taken
Friday, 13 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Landmark (from Tags)
The Long Crags 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3900 7755 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8333N 4:34.8529W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3897 7753
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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