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Oblique aerial view from SW.

SC 602891

Description Oblique aerial view from SW.

Date 31/8/1998

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 602891

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 32269 CN

Scope and Content Aerial view of Dumbarton Castle, West Dunbartonshire This aerial view from the west, taken in 1998, shows Dumbarton Rock, with the 18th-century fortifications snaking round the lower part of the rock in the foreground, and round the upper level on the upper edge. On the right is the Governor's House, and on the left the French Prison. On the upper edge is the magazine (ammunition store). The derelict land to the left is part of the site of William Denny & Bros Ltd's shipyard, and the factory buildings at the top were built as a 'shadow factory' during World War II for the Blackburn Aeroplane Co Ltd. After the war it made pre-fabricated houses (pre-fabs), and then became a whisky bond. Dumbarton Rock has probably been a stronghold since ancient times. From the 5th century until 1018 it was the centre of the kingdom of Strathclyde. The present buildings on the rock, however date from the 1730s, when it was fortified to designs by Captain John Romer. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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