Dalquhurn Point :: Shared Description

[dalˠˈhʌɾn] Large loops in the River Leven form two Points: Cordale Point Link to the north, and Dalquhurn Point. Unlike Cordale Point, Dalquhurn Point shows no buildings on OS maps of any period. However, there was a railway line ("Cordale Branch") for a small locomotive, "the Pug", that ran between the Howgate, the nearby Dalquhurn Works, and the Cordale Works; the 1914 OS map shows a branch of that line leading onto Dalquhurn Point; there must therefore have been some industrial activity on the point, even if only something like shallow quarrying or the storage of materials.

Clinker, in this case from the burning of coal, underlies much of the edge of the Point; its angular fragments could serve as a cheap form of track ballast. It is particularly noticeable on the south side of the Point, where it can be seen, in quantity, eroding out of the embankment, but it can also be found on the raised eastern tip of the Point, and in places along the north side, suggesting that it may also have been used to form the embankment, or as infill if the interior of the Point was quarried for sand, as happened in other places nearby (at the southern end of the Dalquhurn works, at Pillanflat, and at Mains of Cardross Farm).
by Lairich Rig
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21 images use this description:

NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven from Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Clinker by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Path around Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven at Kilmalid by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Outflow at the River Leven by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Replacement information panel by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Weir on the River Leven by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven at Dalquhurn Point by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Dalquhurn Point: former course of railway track by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Weirs on the River Leven by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The River Leven by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Dalquhurn Point: former course of railway track by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Dalquhurn Point: eroding embankment, with clinker by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Path with clinker by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : Former site of information panel by Lairich Rig


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Created: Sat, 24 Oct 2015, Updated: Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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