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Dumbarton, Castle Street, Ship Model Experiment Tank

Museum (20th Century), Scientific Research Establishment (19th Century), Shipyard (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dumbarton, Castle Street, Ship Model Experiment Tank

Classification Museum (20th Century), Scientific Research Establishment (19th Century), Shipyard (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Denny Yard; Leven Ship Yard Experimental Tank; Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton Marine Test Tank; British Shipbuilders; Vickers Ltd

Canmore ID 87782

Site Number NS47NW 16

NGR NS 40037 75207

NGR Description NS 40020 75242 to NS 40073 75143

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Dumbarton
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS47NW 16 40037 75207 [NS 40020 75242 to NS 40073 75143]

For the major premises of the Scottish Maritime Museum (situated around Irvine Harbour), see NS33NW 63.00.

For William Denny and Brothers Ltd, see NS47SW 91.00

(Location cited as NS 402 748). Leven Shipyard (NS47SW 91.00), founded 1857 by William Denny and Bros. The most interesting survival at this yard is the test tank (NS47NW 16) of 1882-3, the first commercial one in the world, which is in a long single-storey brick building, with a stone frontage. Other remains are mainly modern sheds. Nearby are several streets of superior dwellings built by the company from 1882.

J R Hume 1976.

The current edition of the OS (GIS) MasterMap depicts this building as extending from NS 40020 75242 to NS 40073 75143. The entrance, offices and (in current useage) display area are at the NW end.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 September 2009.

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