NS4870 : Dalmuir Light

near to Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dalmuir Light
Dalmuir Light
This old beacon was photographed from a NS4870 : Walkway beside the River Clyde (it can be seen, although not very well, in the background of that image). It is very similar in design to a beacon that stands at Old Kilpatrick; for that beacon, see NS4572 : Donald's Quay Light and NS4572 : Donald's Quay Light. See the second of those links for a reference to their purpose; as noted there, both of the lights date from the nineteenth century, and they mark the location of bends in the river.

[An earlier map, c.1898, does show a "Dalmuir Light (fixed red)", but it was further downriver. However, that map does show another beacon, simply labelled "beacon", very close to the spot where the present Dalmuir Light is located; making allowance for refinements in positioning over the years, it may be the same spot.]

Originally (c.1914), the maps show Dalmuir Light as "flashing white"; by the 1960s, it is "flashing red", as at present. It is located on the north bank of the Clyde, between the former sites of two shipyards: Beardmore's, which was downriver, and John Brown's, which was upriver.
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Friday, 10 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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19th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4896 7038 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.1657N 4:25.0481W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4883 7048
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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