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Taken 3 years ago by Thomas Nugent near Largs/NS2059, North Ayrshire, Scotland

The Three Sisters by Thomas Nugent
The Three Sisters

The Firth of Clyde can be seen in the distance.
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters are three stone pillars which were erected on Green Hill at what is now Waterside Street by Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane LinkExternal link in 1808. The pillars were built as meridian sighting posts, an aid to establishing due north even if the north star was not visible, from the observatory at his home in Brisbane Glen on the north side of the town. A small pillar in a field NS2061 : Meridian Pillar - Brisbane Glen, Largs near to his observatory in the glen was originally a device through which the 3 Sisters could be sighted, and thereby due north established. Category B Listed LinkExternal link .
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Subject Grid Square NS2059
Subject Lat/Long 55.793831,-4.860959 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Largs/NS2059, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Photographer Thomas Nugent
Taken 20171230 201712 2017 (about 3 years ago)
Submitted 2018-01-22
Snippet The Three Sisters ·
Context Historic sites and artefacts · Suburb, Urban fringe ·
Subject Historic Building ·

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