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carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby sheepdug » Mon May 04, 2009 7:25 pm

Carmunnock Bypass / Clarkston Structures ?
ANyone know what these are /were (war related ??)
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?utm_campa ... gb-gns-svn

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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby scotthiggy » Mon May 04, 2009 8:00 pm

Heya
Someything wrong has occured with your link. Its a google map of Europe.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32935908@N07
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby BTJustice » Mon May 04, 2009 9:38 pm

If its what I think it is I wandered up there about 12 years ago and have been meaning to go back.
Its the remains of an anti aircraft gun from what I could tell but like I say, a few years have passed since I was there.
Drove past last week and looked like something was happening on site as there looked like there were portacabins or something on site but as I was driving I only got a quick look.
If you fancy wandering up (I was going to cycle up as you cant park a car) give me a shout.

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Postby BrigitDoon » Mon May 04, 2009 9:43 pm

I had the map of Europe too. I think what's happened was sheepdug zoomed in and then copied the link from the address bar, which doesn't work with Google Maps. If you want to link to a particular map, you need to use the "link" which is part of the "Print, Send, Link" group on the right of the page. That gives a URL that will reproduce the current view.

The Carmunnock bypass is at http://tinyurl.com/cgcbza
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby BTJustice » Mon May 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Here is a close up;
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Postby Josef » Mon May 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Ah. I've never even noticed that button. Thanks, Brigit.
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon May 04, 2009 10:16 pm

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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby Dave » Mon May 04, 2009 10:18 pm

Doesn't look very farmy? Must be military installation. Might take a run up tommorow
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby Sharon » Mon May 04, 2009 10:22 pm

Looks like gun emplacements :)

Like at Mugdock.

Imagine a big pivoting gun in the middle ofeach little cluster of buildings. I forget what the definite sites on such matters are.....

This is where someone says, nahhhhh i fed pigs here in the 40's.....
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby stinkpad » Mon May 04, 2009 10:28 pm

That's Carnbooth
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby Dave » Mon May 04, 2009 10:30 pm

Cheers, look like cider from midday for me :)
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon May 04, 2009 11:01 pm

When we were kids at school it was called "the army camp". A bit close to "the cassies" for comfort in those days ::):
Still not visited the place despite staying nearby for most of my life :|
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby gap74 » Tue May 05, 2009 9:40 am

RCAHMS records for the site here.

Secret Scotland Wiki page here.

The latter also has a general info page on AA batteries here.
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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby sheepdug » Tue May 05, 2009 5:04 pm

Yep thats it !!!! :) merci for all your help in identification... I went up there recently from there other side (clarkston) and its pretty run down but all the buildings etc are intact... i think someone is building somthing close nearby but the round shaped layout got me thinkin it was gun placements etc... cheers for all your digging folks :)... oh btw does anyone else get together on this board to go exploring ? if so when and where ?



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Re: carmunnock bypass structures....

Postby BrigitDoon » Tue May 05, 2009 7:35 pm

sheepdug wrote:does anyone else get together on this board to go exploring ?

Indeed. For example:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8174

Also, there's a meet-up's section in the photography section if you want to propose a day out. Make sure you put the date on it!
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