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Forth And Clyde Canal, Bowling Harbour To Kilbowie

Canal (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Forth And Clyde Canal, Bowling Harbour To Kilbowie

Classification Canal (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Old Kilpatrick; Mountblow; Clydebank

Canmore ID 122249

Site Number NS47SE 82

NGR NS 4743 7168

NGR Description NS 4500 7353 to NS 4999 7030

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Old Kilpatrick (Dumbarton)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS47SE 82 4743 7168, 4500 7353 to 4999 7030

See also:

NS47SW 64.00 NS 4466 7358 Bowling Harbour (Forth and Clyde Canal and River Clyde)

NS47SE 59.00 NS 45191 73548 Upper Basin (Canal Basin)

NS47SE 71 NS 45119 73550 Railway swing bridge and approach viaducts

NS47SE 72 NS 45090 73555 Custom House (Lower Basin)

NS47SE 82 Forth and Clyde Canal, Bowling to Kilbowie

NS47SE 113.00 NS 45032 73725 Canal House (Lower) Basin

For bridge at Ferrydyke (NS 458 730) and swing bridge at Kilbowie (NS 493 704), see NS47SE 63 and NS47SE 73 respectively.

For original entrance (from River Clyde, at NS 4499 7347), see NS47SW 64.04.


Scottish Record Office

RHP 5548 / 1 & 2 1825 & 1833 - plans

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(NS 4479 7360 to 4546 7340). Part of Bowling harbour and length of Forth and Clyde Canal scheduled.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 22 April 1997.

This length of the canal runs along the N side of the River Clyde, and close to it, through the parish of Old Kilpatrick (in Dumbarton and Clydebank Districts).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 October 1997.


Desk Based Assessment (2012)

CFA Archaeology Ltd undertook an assessment of the cultural heritage implications of the proposed route of a replacement overhead line (XF Route) from Neilston, Renfrewshire to Windyhill, East Dunbartonshire.

Although 109 cultural heritage features were identified by the desk-based assessment of the 250m buffer around the proposed route of the replacement XF overhead line, very few of these lie along the route of the line, or in immediate vicinity of the location of any of the towers.

The overhead line replacement project has been assessed against the cultural heritage baseline. Taking into account the construction methodology to be employed and agreed mitigation strategy, it is considered that the development conforms to Local and National Policy relating to the cultural heritage resource.

Funder: Iberdrola

CFA Archaeology Ltd


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