NS3974 : Dumbarton Rock: Duke of Argyll's Battery

taken 12 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Dumbarton Rock: Duke of Argyll's Battery
Dumbarton Rock: Duke of Argyll's Battery
[This is one of a linked series of articles about Dumbarton Rock. See the end of Link for a list of the reference works that are cited here in abbreviated form.]

Belhouse (or Bellhouse) Battery formerly stood on this site; it was modified in about 1795 to take heavier guns, at which time it was given its present name [OSG07, p5; MacPhail, p134-5, 186].

The background of the image shows a view northwards along the length of the Vale of Leven; Ben Lomond (NN3602) is visible on the skyline, just to the right of the middle cannon. The tall brick-red structure on the left is the shell of the huge Ballantine's distillery (see Link ).

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The Rock is a volcanic plug, and it has a long history as a fortified site. For further information, see the Geograph article "Dumbarton Rock and Castle": Link

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 July, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Dumbarton Rock 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3999 7457 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2483N 4:33.7962W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3999 7455
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