NS4175 : Overtoun House Circular Path

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

Overtoun House Circular Path
Overtoun House Circular Path
This path was once part of a road from Barnhill. There is a present-day vehicular Barnhill Road, following a different line.
Old Road to Barnhill

The road is shown on the first-edition OS map (surveyed in 1860). Only the westernmost 340 metres (straight-line distance) of the old Barnhill Road that was mapped on the first-edition map corresponds to a modern road, namely, the part between NS41347516 and NS41677526.

The rest of the old road, from NS41677526 to NS42497562, remains in use as a footpath, which is now part of the Overtoun House Circular Path (see Link for pictures taken on that route).

When the first-edition OS map was surveyed in 1860, there was already a quarry beside the western end of the road. Subsequent maps name it "High Mains Quarry", and reveal its gradual expansion to the east.

Geological maps show an igneous dyke here, running from about NS41457527 to NS42387540; the quarry began at the western end of that dyke, and expanded eastwards along the line of the dyke for a distance of about 300 metres. By the mid-1960s, it had fallen into disuse.

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Friday, 26 October, 2018   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4189 7541 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.7384N 4:32.0027W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4197 7544
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