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Bo'ness, Bridgeness, The Tower Gardens, Bridgeness Tower

House (20th Century), Observatory (19th Century), Tower (18th Century), Windmill (18th Century)

Site Name Bo'ness, Bridgeness, The Tower Gardens, Bridgeness Tower

Classification House (20th Century), Observatory (19th Century), Tower (18th Century), Windmill (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Harbour Road; Windmill Stump

Canmore ID 49607

Site Number NT08SW 84

NGR NT 01313 81473

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/49607

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Bo'ness And Carriden
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT08SW 84 01311 81470

(Location cited as NT 013 815). Windmill stump, Bridgeness. Built 1750. A circular tower, modified by the addition of a corbelled brick parapet and an external circular staircase. Reputedly used for mine drainage; now disused.

J R Hume 1976.

A 19th century outlook tower, converted into a dwelling, now disused. Incorporates the remains of a pumping windmill, built in 1750.

J G Callander 1924; I L Donnachie and N K Stewart 1967; J R Hume 1976; G Douglas, M Oglethorpe and J R Hume 1984.

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Note (17 April 2020)

This former windmill was converted into an observatory, HJ Blanc, architect, 1895. Now converted into a dwelling. See Dictionary of Scottish Architects online resource.

Information from Survey and Recording section (MMcD), HES, 17 April 2020.

Characterisation

This site falls within the Bridgeness and Carriden Area of Townscape Character (NT08SW 169), which was defined as part of the RCAHMS Urban Survey Programme 2013. Text relating to the historical development and topography, and present character of the Bridgeness and Carriden Area of Townscape Character can be viewed at site NT08SW 169.

Information from RCAHMS (LK), January 2014

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