saw010731 SCOTLAND (1947). Nithsdale, general view showing the valley of the River Nith between Kirkconnel and New Cumnock’. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing west.

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Title [SAW010731] Nithsdale, general view showing the valley of the River Nith between Kirkconnel and New Cumnock’. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing west.
Reference SAW010731
Date 1947
Link Canmore Collection item 1268723
Place name
Parish KIRKCONNEL
District
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 269000, 610000
Longitude / Latitude -4.0671201742292, 55.366466711694
National Grid Reference NS690100

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Polnagrie Burn

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 02:19:11 PM

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 02:13:31 PM
LMS and ex G&SWR railway line from Kilmarnock to Dumfries which formed part of the main line from Glasgow St. Enoch to Carlisle.

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 02:11:40 PM

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 02:07:10 PM

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 01:59:47 PM

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 01:58:32 PM
Polneul. On Google earth we can see the buildings which stand out in white on the photograph.

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 01:49:35 PM

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User Comment Contributions

Well not quite Newton Stewart but Kirkconnel some 50 miles distant. I had identified that there was a railway in shot some time ago but I had been looking closer to Newton Stewart. Today I was lucky and it all came together. Polneul was the decider for me when I discovered the traces of the white buildings. The A76, the railway and the River Nith were together and fitted. The field boundaries and the burns all fit.

This is a confirmed identification.

Today the area features a prominent wind farm which proves that even in this relatively remote area there are significant changes to the scene.

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Thursday 11th of October 2012 11:39:01 PM
Thanks for Identification! I have checked this against the modern OS, and the field system and woodland around Glen Hall confirm the location for me.

I have put in a request to update the record, and the corrected details will appear here in due course.



Best wishes,



Brian Wilkinson

Britain from Above Activity Officer (Scotland).

Brian Wilkinson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 12:38:46 PM
Thank you Brian for your kind comments.

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Thursday 11th of October 2012 11:39:01 PM
This photo was said to be possibly near Newton Stewart which is 50 miles from its actual location near Kirkconnel.

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Friday 21st of September 2012 08:41:50 AM
A view looking west over the valley of the River Nith between Kirkconnel and New Cumnock.

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 01:55:06 PM
Eureka

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Thursday 20th of September 2012 01:32:14 PM