NS3975 : Dumbarton Prison: cell windows

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

Dumbarton Prison: cell windows
Dumbarton Prison: cell windows
These are two of the original cell windows from Dumbarton Prison. They are not in their original position; the wall in which they are now set dates from 1973, when Glasgow Road was realigned and almost all of Dumbarton Prison, standing in the way of the realigned road, was demolished.

The similar but taller structure just a few metres behind the cell window on the right is the entrance portico (NS3975 : Dumbarton Prison: entrance portico), seen from behind; it does stand in its original position.

In the background, centre to right, is the back of the County Buildings (NS3975 : Dumbarton Sheriff Court); in the left background are recently-built Council Offices (NS3975 : New Council Offices, Dumbarton).
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
Monday, 14 January, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
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Ruin (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3987 7533 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6552N 4:33.9384W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3988 7533
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