NS3874 : Former playing fields of Keil School

taken 17 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Former playing fields of Keil School
Former playing fields of Keil School
The field is bounded on the shore side by a wall; on the other side of the wall is a footpath, part of a shore-side route from Levengrove to Ardoch.

For the main description of Keil School, see NS3875 : Helenslee House / Keil School. At the time this photograph was taken, the school had been closed for a few years. By 2009, when this photograph was submitted, the fields shown here were being developed for new housing (NS3874 : Keil Mansions); as a result, the view shown here no longer existed.

About halfway up the right-hand edge of the picture, a green track shows the location of the entrance of a former quarry: NS3874 : Quarry adjoining Keil School's playing field.
Keil School :: NS3875

An independent school founded at Keil House (NR67670788), at the southern tip of Kintyre, in 1915. After a disastrous fire, it relocated, in 1925, to the mansion house of Helenslee (NS38677506), which is in the Kirktonhill area of Dumbarton. The school remained there until its final closure in 2000. The building itself subsequently remained unoccupied, and it was damaged by fire early in 2013. A housing development was created around it; Helenslee House itself was supposed to be restored as a part of that development, but, as of the end of 2016, that has not yet occurred.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 April, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Playing Field 
Playing field   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3874 7482 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.3579N 4:35.0045W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3885 7484
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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