NS3975 : Fairy house in Levengrove Park

taken 8 months ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Fairy house in Levengrove Park
Fairy house in Levengrove Park
A small part of Woodyard Road can be seen in the right background.
Fairy houses, Balloch to Dumbarton :: NS3982
A series of sculptures by Renton tree surgeon Patrick Muir. They began to appear at around the end of 2016, mostly in Balloch Park, though some are elsewhere (such as Levengrove Park). See LinkExternal link (which is a Google Map) for more information.
Levengrove Park :: NS3974
The lands of Levengrove were originally part of an area named Ferrylands, so called because, before Dumbarton Bridge was built in 1765, the River Leven was crossed by means of a ferry. John Dixon, a Dumbarton merchant, acquired Levengrove in 1805 from Richard Dennistoun of Kelvingrove (in Glasgow).

The Dixons built Levengrove House (demolished c.1880), whose former grounds make up much of what is now the park. In 1885, Levengrove Park, 32 acres in area, was gifted to the town of Dumbarton by Dr Peter Denny and John McMillan (son of local shipbuilder Archibald McMillan), the expense to them being 20,000.

The park contains the ruins of St Serf's Church LinkExternal link anciently the parish church of Cardross. That church was at one time part of a cluster of buildings, a clachan, that is marked as "Little Kirktoun" on the Pont/Blaeu map of the Lennox. The ruined church was later used by the Dixon family as a burial place.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Sculptor (from Tags)
Patrick Muir 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3938 7509 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5161N 4:34.4001W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3938 7508
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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