Levengrove Park :: Shared Description

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.
by Lairich Rig
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NS3974 : Levengrove Park by Lairich Rig
NS3974 : Levengrove Park by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : The enclosure of St Serf's Church by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : The ruins of St Serf's Church by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : The ruins of St Serf's Church by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : Gravestone in ruins of St Serf's Church by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : Plaque beside the ruins of St Serf's church by Lairich Rig
NS3974 : Remains of a pool by Lairich Rig
NS3974 : Remains of a pool by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : Gravestone in ruins of St Serf's church by Lairich Rig
NS3975 : Old water pump, Levengrove Park by Lairich Rig
NS3974 : War memorial in Levengrove Park by Lairich Rig
NS3974 : Levengrove Park by Thomas Nugent


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Created: Mon, 7 Nov 2011, Updated: Thu, 5 Apr 2012

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