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P number: P002413
Old photograph number: C02937
Caption: Loudoun Hill and River Irvine from south-west, Ayrshire.
Description: Loudoun Hill and River Irvine from south-west, Ayrshire. Loudoun Hill, a plug of trachyandesite of Carboniferous age intruding microporphyritic olivine basalt lavas of the Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation (also Carboniferous). Looking towards the north-east across fluvioglacial terraces eroded by the present-day River Irvine. Sadly, the magnificent multi-arched railway viaduct in the photograph has now been demolished. Loudoun Hill, as a prominent hill overlooking the Irvine Valley, was an obvious strategic defence locality in earlier days. This was recognized by the Romans who built a signal station on its top.
Date taken: 01/01/1921
Photographer: Manson, W.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 260500
Y latitude/northing: 637500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 207.11 KB; 1000 x 756 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ General views/ Igneous rock country, Geoscience subjects/ Igneous features/ Volcanic vents, necks and plugs  


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