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Bowling, Dunglass Basin, Oil Tank Farm

Oil Storage Tank(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Bowling, Dunglass Basin, Oil Tank Farm

Classification Oil Storage Tank(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Old Kilpatrick

Canmore ID 295761

Site Number NS47SW 142

NGR NS 43312 73712

NGR Description Centred NS 43312 73712

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

NS47SW 142 centred 43312 73712

Small oil tank farm with at least 24 large oil tanks was situated on the N bank of the River Clyde immediately W of Bowling. The Oil tanks and associated buildings occupied an area of about 26 hectares.

The group of oil tanks SE of the Dunglass Basin were constructed before or during the Second World War, those to the NW some time after 1946.

All tanks have now been removed and the site cleared.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), August 2008


Aerial Photography (October 1974)

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