NS3975 : Dumbarton Prison - entrance portico

taken 15 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbarton Prison - entrance portico
Dumbarton Prison - entrance portico
See the main item: NS3975 : Remains of Dumbarton Prison.

This is the building's entrance, preserved in its original location. Visible above the doorway is the elephant-and-castle symbol that appears in Dumbarton's coat of arms. Just left of the doorway, a plaque can be seen; this gives a brief account of the history of the prison.
Dumbarton Prison

A Geograph article Link discusses the prison in detail. It was built from 182426, enlarged in 1863, and closed in 1883. It then held county records until 1965. During the realignment of Glasgow Road in 1973, the prison was almost entirely demolished. An entrance portico survives in place; some cell windows and a Royal Cipher have also been preserved, and are now incorporated in the modern (1973) boundary wall.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 February, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
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James Gillespie Graham  Robert Scott 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3987 7534 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6606N 4:33.9388W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3985 7534
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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