NS3975 : Levenford House

near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Levenford House
Levenford House
For the James Denny who used to live here, see NS4075 : Memorial to James Denny.

This was not a library (although it is annotated as such on some maps), but it was the headquarters of Dumbarton District Libraries. The council later put the building on the open market, and it was sold off, around 2008, and converted to residential use.

[There were some objections to the sale, one of these being that "West Dunbartonshire Council has a moral obligation to retain Levenford House in public ownership as the property was gifted to the people of Dumbarton in 1939 for use as a library or museum" quoted from "West Dunbartonshire Council / Report by the Acting Executive Director of Housing, Environment and Economic Development (Housing and Regeneration Services) / Planning Committee: 4 September 2007", Section 3.1.(f).]

The present photograph was taken on one of West Dunbartonshire's Doors Open Days.

The NS3975 : Former gate lodge of Levenford House is located not far to the SSE.
Levenford House
Levenford House was designed by J.T.Rochead, and was built, c.1853, for James Denny (of the prominent local shipbuilding family LinkExternal link of that name). See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for further details, including views of the interior.
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Saturday, 9 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 31 March, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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19th Century 
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J T Rochead 
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James Denny 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3903 7541 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6814N 4:34.7474W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3906 7537
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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