SPW019507 SCOTLAND (1927). Skelmorlie, general view. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-east.

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Title [SPW019507] Skelmorlie, general view. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-east.
Reference SPW019507
Date 1927
Link Canmore Collection item 1246283
Place name
Parish LARGS
District CUNNINGHAME
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 219230, 667570
Longitude / Latitude -4.8892985109037, 55.867369398991
National Grid Reference NS192676

Pins

Pole marking north end of Skelmorlie Measured Mile - used for ship speed trials. (Another pole hidden in trees.) Southern poles lie outside the town.

ewnmcg
Wednesday 23rd of January 2013 11:12:24 AM
Skelmorlie Hydro: there was a cliff lift from the main road up to it.

thomasmann
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 05:26:21 PM

thomasmann
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 05:24:38 PM

User Comment Contributions

Slightly below dead-centre of the photo and close to the water's edge is a thin white pole with a 'V' on it. This is the seaward mark of the northern end of the Skelmorlie measure mile - for ships on speed trials. I was on this mile many times as a naval architect. The tip of the landward pole, which has an inverted 'V', is just visible in the trees. Both the northern and southern sets of poles are, I believe, falling into disuse due to global positioning satellites.

ewnmcg
Wednesday 13th of November 2013 10:07:13 AM
Thank you for posting these images of the Skelmorlie measured mile markers. I've been doing some research on the measured miles of the North East Coast of England. They were in chronological order, the Whitley, Hartley and Newbiggin miles. All other regions of the country envied the deep water and shelter the Skelmorlie mile provided for the shipbuilders of the Clyde!

IanW
Wednesday 13th of November 2013 10:07:13 AM