NS3880 : Argyll Motor Works, North Main Street

near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Argyll Motor Works, North Main Street
Argyll Motor Works, North Main Street
This grand terracotta building on Alexandria’s North Main Street is a Category A listed building. It was originally built in 1905 as a factory for the Argyll Motor Company and was said to be one of the largest motor-car factories in Europe when new. Car manufacturing continued in the factory until 1914, when it was sold to the Royal Navy for use as a munitions factory and torpedoes were manufactured here during the Second World War, giving rise to its local nickname of “the Torpedo Factory”. In recent years, the building has been operated as a Factory Outlet Centre (The sign at the front reads “Loch Lomond Galleries Shopping Centre).

The long wall nearest to the camera is just a façade; there is no building behind it.

See NS3880 : Argyll Motor Works Clock Tower and NS3880 : Argyll Motor Works (date stone) for closer detail.

For more information:
LinkExternal link Argyll cars (Wikipedia)
LinkExternal link – Scotland’s Places
LinkExternal link - British Listed Buildings
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Wednesday, 18 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Industry  Suburb, Urban fringe  Business, Retail, Services 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3891 8069 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.5225N 4:35.0521W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3883 8075
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