NS4176 : Avenue to Overtoun House

near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Avenue to Overtoun House
Avenue to Overtoun House
This road was built as an avenue that led uphill from NS4175 : Dumbarton, Old Overtoun Estate Gateway (the building on the right in that photograph was a lodge), and which crossed Overtoun Bridge LinkExternal link to provide access to NS4276 : Overtoun House. The avenue was part of the same building programme as the bridge, and it was opened on the 7th of June, 1895; see NS4276 : Overtoun Bridge (detail). Compare NS4276 : Date stone on Overtoun Bridge.

Later housing developments make it harder to recognise the lower half of the original avenue as such, but see NS4175 : Path to Overtoun Estate and NS4175 : Path to Overtoun Estate for parts of it. Above Campbell Avenue, which is at the top of the area of housing, the avenue is easier to discern: see NS4175 : Pedestrian access to Overtoun Estate and the present photograph.

The building on the left is NS4276 : Garshake Farm.
Avenue to Overtoun House :: NS4175
The official opening of the avenue took place on the 7th of June 1895. It began at a lodge (NS41007570) beside what is now the A82 (Stirling Road), and led uphill, through what is now an area of housing called High Overtoun; this section survives as a path. The path meets Campbell Avenue at [[41597583]]; from there on, the avenue survives in a more recognisable form. Just before reaching Overtoun House, it leads across Overtoun Bridge (see LinkExternal link for the bridge and LinkExternal link for Overtoun House). A date stone on the bridge records the opening of the avenue, but the event took place two days later than the date inscribed there.
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Friday, 27 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 May, 2012
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Roads, Road transport 
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19th Century 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4197 7616 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1439N 4:31.9523W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4195 7615
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