Erskine Harbour (supposed) :: Shared Description

Although the name Erskine Harbour appears, slightly further inland, on current OS mapping, and is incorporated in the postal addresses of businesses based there, the shore area enclosed by a wall was not a harbour. That apparent outer "harbour wall" was a training wall built during the 1850s to confine the current of the Clyde (much like the earlier Lang Dyke Link further downriver): see the OS Name Books. In the mouth of the enclosed area was an island, called Bottombow Island on OS mapping, but called Bodinbo on much earlier maps, such as the Pont 33 manuscript LinkExternal link and the later (1654) Blaeu map LinkExternal link of Renfroana (the nearby present-day plantation of Boden Boo takes its name from the island). Naturally, the enclosed area rapidly became silted up, and it remains so.
by Lairich Rig
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NS4671 : So-called Erskine Harbour by Lairich Rig
NS4671 : The mouth of the so-called Erskine Harbour by Lairich Rig
NS4671 : View along old training wall by Lairich Rig


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Created: Thu, 4 May 2017, Updated: Thu, 4 May 2017

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