NS3978 : Strathleven House (main building)

near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Strathleven House (main building)
Strathleven House (main building)
See NS3978 : Strathleven House, and images linked from there, for the whole building, including the two wings. Directly above the front door, and located between the two small round windows in the pediment, are some coats of arms; they are those of the first owner and his wife: NS3978 : Strathleven House (heraldic details).
Strathleven House
The area in which the house stands was once known as Kirkmichael. Here, Levenside House, as it was originally known, was built c.1700 for William Cochrane of Kilmaronock; it is Palladian in style, and is probably the work of James Smith. The name of the house and estate was later changed again, from Levenside to Strathleven. The Strathleven Estate came to be very extensive; one portion, containing the house, was compulsorily purchased in 1947 by the Board of Trade, and, shortly thereafter, was developed into the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate (see LinkExternal link for this). The remaining, more outlying, parts of the Strathleven Estate were sold off in lots in 1950.
Vale of Leven Industrial Estate
Of the very extensive lands that came to be associated with Strathleven House LinkExternal link a portion was compulsorily purchased by the Board of Trade in 1947, and was developed by Scottish Industrial Estates Ltd in 1948 to form the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate. At the estate's inception, Westclox Ltd and Burroughs Adding Machines had factories here, but they are now gone. As of 2014, Polaroid, a later arrival, still has a presence here, with some smaller businesses and a bus depot.
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2012
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Sunday, 27 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Place (from Tags)
Vale of Leven Industrial Estate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3963 7811 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1475N 4:34.2680W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3963 7808
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