The Howgate :: Shared Description

See LinkExternal link (an annotated satellite view) for the original line (in yellow) and the current line (in green) of this track.

As explained in a Geograph article Link the track, on its original line, provided access to Pillanflatt Farm and to the River Leven; the riverside meadow at the eastern end of the track was once known as Sandyholme (see Link for comments on that name and its possible relation to that of the Howgate).

Expansion of the Dalquhurn Dye Works had swallowed that farm by 1860, and the original course of the Howgate would gradually fall into disuse and would likewise be consumed by the expanding works. The present-day Howgate, running some way to the south of the original one, represents the course of a long-dismantled railway branch line, first shown on the 1896 map revision.

The Howgate now leads from the main road (the Renton Road) to meet a foot/cycle path beside the River Leven. A building called Howgate Lodge was formerly located at NS38657749, near the western end of the track, but it was cleared away when the A82 (dual carriageway) was built. There was also a Howgate Cottage (likewise long gone) partway along the track, at NS38997753, on or near the spot where the farmhouse of Pillanflatt earlier stood.
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NS3977 : The Howgate by Lairich Rig
NS3877 : Taylor Street, Dalquhurn by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The Howgate meets a footpath by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The Howgate by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The eastern end of the Howgate by Lairich Rig
NS3877 : The western end of the Howgate by Lairich Rig
NS3877 : Path at the southern end of Dalquhurn by Lairich Rig
NS3877 : The Howgate by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The Howgate by Lairich Rig
NS3977 : The Howgate by Lairich Rig


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Created: Wed, 24 Feb 2010, Updated: Tue, 5 Jan 2021

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