NS3978 : Remains of stables and coach house

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

Remains of stables and coach house
Remains of stables and coach house
This category B listed building, the remains of an eighteenth-century coach house and stable yard, is located about 120 metres east of NS3978 : Strathleven House. There are further structures located behind this U-shaped yard, but they lie within dense tree cover and are not well placed for photography.

See also NS3978 : Doocot near Strathleven House, located 80 metres to the NW.
Strathleven House

The area in which the house stands was once known as Kirkmichael. Here, Levenside House, as it was originally known, was built c.1700 for William Cochrane of Kilmaronock; it is Palladian in style, and is probably the work of James Smith. The name of the house and estate was later changed again, from Levenside to Strathleven. The Strathleven Estate came to be very extensive; one portion, containing the house, was compulsorily purchased in 1947 by the Board of Trade, and, shortly thereafter, was developed into the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate (see Link for this). The remaining, more outlying, parts of the Strathleven Estate were sold off in lots in 1950.

Vale of Leven Industrial Estate

Of the very extensive lands that came to be associated with Strathleven House Link a portion was compulsorily purchased by the Board of Trade in 1947, and was developed by Scottish Industrial Estates Ltd in 1948 to form the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate. At the estate's inception, Westclox Ltd and Burroughs Adding Machines had factories here, but they are now gone. Polaroid, a later arrival, lasted until 2017. The estate is used by a number of smaller businesses, and there are some vehicle depots.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 August, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Near (from Tags)
Forth and Clyde Canal 
Ruin (from Tags)
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Listed Building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3975 7811 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1499N 4:34.1528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3971 7810
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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