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Forth And Clyde Canal, Bowling Harbour, Customs House

Custom House (18th Century)

Site Name Forth And Clyde Canal, Bowling Harbour, Customs House

Classification Custom House (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bowling Basin; Canal House; Bowling Harbour, Lower Basin; River Clyde

Canmore ID 43326

Site Number NS47SE 72

NGR NS 45090 73555

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

Architecture Notes

NS47SE 72 45090 73555

Custom House [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, April 2009.

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 113.00 NS 45032 73725 Canal House (Lower) Basin

NS47SE 71 NS 45119 73550 Railway swing bridge and approach viaducts

NS47SE 82 Forth and Clyde Canal, Bowling to Kilbowie

This building is a survival from the period when ships using the canal were involved in trading with overseas ports.

The Forth and Clyde Canal Guidebook 1991.

This 18th century Customs House is located to the W of the abandoned railway bridge (NS47SE 71).

H Brown 1997.

The Customs House is on the N side of the channel, formerly a lock (NS47SE 59.01, NS 4515 7356), between the upper (NS47SE 59.00, NS 4519 7354) and lower (NS47SE 113.00, NS 4503 7352) canal basins. To the W of it is the swing bridge (NS47SE 114, NS 4510 7354) of the dismantled railway and to the E is the swing bridge (NS47SE 71, NS 4511 7354) carrying the former Caledonian Railway.

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 1 August 2000.

2001 photographic survey material is stored under 'Forth and Clyde Canal' in the NMRS.


Desk Based Assessment (October 2001)

Archaeological desk based study carried out on Glasgow Harbour by FIRAT Archaeological Services.


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