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Dumfries, Heathhall, Edinburgh Road, Car Factory, Canteen

Canteen (Modern)

Site Name Dumfries, Heathhall, Edinburgh Road, Car Factory, Canteen

Classification Canteen (Modern)

Alternative Name(s) Lochthorn; Arrol-johnston Works; Arrol-johnson Factory; Gates Rubber Company; Gates Factory, Main Road; Heathall Uniroyal Factory

Canmore ID 279769

Site Number NX97NE 159.01

NGR NX 98804 79089

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Dumfries
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX97NE 159.01 98804 79089

Canteen [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1974.

This building is situated across the A701 from the main factory, to the W of the road.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 March 2006.


Field Visit (17 July 2011)

This former canteen of the Arrol Johnston car factory was built in 1917. It could mess upto 930 staff (600men and 330 women) and contained a kitchen and lavatory blocks as well as a caretaker's flat and a buler house to the south of the building.

This building was undergoing demolition in July 2011.

Visited by RCAHMS (MMD), 27 July 2011.


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