NS3174 : Port Glasgow lighthouses

taken 4 years ago, near to Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Port Glasgow lighthouses
Port Glasgow lighthouses
These lighthouses mark the line of the navigable channel in the River Clyde between Port Glasgow and Glasgow. Traffic heading down the channel should keep these lighthouses aligned in order to stay within the channel.

The former Kingston Shipyard site is in the foreground. A new B & Q store is currently under construction there.
Site of Scott Lithgow's Glen and Kingston shipyards
Scott Lithgow's Glen and Kingston yards stood between Anderson Street and the Greenock boundary.

The east end of the vast site is occupied by a Tesco superstore. The west end (west of the realigned A8 dual carriageway) is now a housing estate which is still being developed at the time of writing in September 2013.

The central part of the site, east and west of the Glen Burn, has been in a brownfield state for many years, but is now being developed, with a B & Q store and a drive-through Costa Coffee currently under construction. This construction work required temporary realignment of the Glen Burn.

At the time of writing, one of the main Glen Yard gateways and a section of the perimeter wall still stand at Belhaven Street (which is now an overgrown cul-de-sac), although the gate is a wire mesh construction and not the original bright red solid design that I recall from the 70s and 80s. A few bricked-up "clocking-in" gates also survive. A fading hand-written sign showing the way to "Scotts" can also be seen.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development  Industry  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3165 7486 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2335N 4:41.8085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3135 7487
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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