NY0886 : Corncockle Quarry

taken 3 years ago, near to Templand, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Corncockle Quarry
Corncockle Quarry
Corncockle Quarry was a large and historically important sandstone quarry near Templand in Lochmaben Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Stone from here was used in the late Victorian era to build tenements in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and also to construct New York 'brownstones'. The sandstone dates from the Permian Age and dinosaur footprints were found there in the 19th century.

The red Sandstone has been used in many high profile contracts throughout its History such as the Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh and more recently Buchanan shopping Centre in Glasgow.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 May, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 0856 8694 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.0973N 3:26.2210W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 08536 87003
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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