Enclosure on Carman Muir :: Shared Description

See Link (in a Geograph article) for more information. The enclosure was associated with Carman House (a former farmstead), and is part of a larger field system; see Link for views of that field system, and Link for the remains of Carman House itself.
See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view that is centred on the enclosure (which is marked in dark blue).

For a time, horses were sold at this enclosure: "The placing of Carman Cattle Fair at the now vanished Carman House on Carman Muir (just below the Carman Road) instead of the summit of Carman Hill is a common mistake. After the cattle fair ceased in the last decade of the nineteenth century, the selling of horses continued on Carman Muir beside the house for a few more years. It is this latter stage which was passed down as a living recollection almost to my time in the area." [John Mitchell, in letter dated 21/4/2001, amongst the cuttings held on file at Dumbarton Library].

However, see also LinkExternal link (PDF), at the Vale of Leven website; that article is based on first-hand recollections.
by Lairich Rig
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NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman: eastern side by Lairich Rig
NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman: north-western corner by Lairich Rig
NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman: western side by Lairich Rig
NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman: southern side by Lairich Rig
NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman by Lairich Rig
NS3778 : Enclosure at Carman: northern side by Lairich Rig


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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Mon, 1 Apr 2019

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