Old Road to Barnhill :: Shared Description

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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14 images use this description:

NS4175 : Former course of Barnhill Road by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : The edge of High Mains Quarry by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : High Mains Quarry by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : The edge of High Mains Quarry by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : High Mains Quarry by Lairich Rig
NS4275 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4275 : The Lodge at Barnhill by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4275 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4275 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4275 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig
NS4175 : Overtoun House Circular Path by Lairich Rig


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Created: Thu, 18 Jan 2018, Updated: Thu, 18 Jan 2018

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