Auchengaich Reservoir

Dam (20th Century), Reservoir (20th Century)

Site Name Auchengaich Reservoir

Classification Dam (20th Century), Reservoir (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Auchengaich Dam

Canmore ID 205518

Site Number NS29SE 10

NGR NS 2769 9150

NGR Description Centred NS 2769 9150

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Rhu
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS29SE 10 centred 2769 9150

Auchengaich dam and reservoir were constructed by the military to supplement water supplies to Helensburgh and Garelochside during World War II.The dam is constructed from clay, boulders, cement blocks and hardcore and the reservoir has a water surface of about 50,000 square yards. A system of approach roads was constructed using hard core rather than tarmac and the bridges over the tributaries of the Auchengaich Burn are of reinforced concrete.

Information from Defence of Britain Project recording form, North Clyde DoB Group, 1998


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