NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff

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

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Bruce's Flagstaff
Bruce's Flagstaff
This is not the original one (NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff), which was erected in 1928, and which was spliced partway up; this is its replacement. However, the symbolic weather vane, with crown and battle axe, is still present: NS3875 : Bruce's flagstaff: detail.

The view is across Brucehill Road. Cardross Road runs left to right behind the flagstaff, and Castlehill Road leads uphill behind it. See NS3875 : Bruce's Flagstaff for a view from another angle.
Bruce's Flagstaff
The original flagstaff was erected in 1928 to commemorate the (traditional) association of King Robert the Bruce with the Castlehill area of Dumbarton. See a Geograph article Link for a detailed discussion of the flagstaff and the traditions. By late 2018, it had been replaced by a different flagstaff (with octagonal cross-section, and not spliced), but it was still topped by the crown-and-battle-axe weather vane.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3856 7575 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8551N 4:35.2107W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3857 7572
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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