NS4176 : Avenue from Overtoun House

near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Avenue from Overtoun House
Avenue from Overtoun House
An avenue, completed and opened in 1895, led from NS4276 : Overtoun House, across NS4276 : Overtoun Bridge, and along the route shown in the present photograph, to join the main road beside a lodge; the former estate entrance there is shown in NS4175 : Dumbarton, Old Overtoun Estate Gateway.

As a result of later housing development, Campbell Avenue now slices across the former avenue (as shown in NS4175 : Pedestrian access to Overtoun Estate), and much of the route downhill from that point is no longer very recognisable as a former road: NS4175 : Path to Overtoun Estate.

For further information, see NS4176 : Avenue to Overtoun House, which was taken in the same area as the present photograph, but looking in the opposite direction along the road.

In the present photograph, a small sign to the left of the road indicates a diversion. There are a number of woodland walks here in the Overtoun Estate, and they are known collectively as the Nature Trail; they mostly follow the sides of the Overtoun Burn. To the left of this section of road, a landslip a number of years ago obliterated a small section of the footpath; the signs direct walkers around the affected area.
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 4184 7604 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0767N 4:32.0729W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4190 7608
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