NS3875 : Keil Gardens

taken 11 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Keil Gardens
Keil Gardens
Keil Gardens is the name of the road. The buildings on the left are part of a housing development, some of it still under construction, called Keil Mansions (an exception is the darker building at the back, which is the NS3875 : Carmelite Monastery; it lies outwith the housing development).

The grassy area on the left is the same one as appears on the right in NS3875 : Helenslee House / Keil School (the two pictures were taken from roughly the same spot). The area occupied by the housing development was previously part of the grounds of the school; see the link just cited for further details. As mentioned there, a statue of Sir William Mackinnon used to stand on the grass here (it was brought here from Mombasa). After the school closed, the statue was relocated to Campbeltown.

Another building that used to be located on that grassy area was Mason House, which was one of several buildings that accommodated the school's boarding pupils. It was named after Mr Mason, the school's first headmaster.

Dumbarton Rock can be seen, on the right, in the background of the present photograph.
Keil School

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
Thursday, 24 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 31 March, 2011
Geographical Context
Construction, Development  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Housing development   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3875 7500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4550N 4:35.0014W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3871 7502
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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