NS3974 : Remains of a timber pond

taken 2 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Remains of a timber pond
Remains of a timber pond
An angle in the line of the timber pond is clearly visible from here. At the top of the embankment at the head of the shore is a path in Levengrove Park.
Remains of a timber pond

Only faint traces now remain of a late nineteenth-century timber pond that formerly extended for about 150 metres along the Clyde shore between Levengrove Park and Sandpoint.

Levengrove Park

The lands of Levengrove were originally part of an area named Ferrylands, so called because, before Dumbarton Bridge was built in 1765, the River Leven was crossed by means of a ferry. John Dixon, a Dumbarton merchant, acquired Levengrove in 1805 from Richard Dennistoun of Kelvingrove (in Glasgow).

The Dixons built Levengrove House (demolished c.1880), whose former grounds make up much of what is now the park. In 1885, Levengrove Park, 32 acres in area, was gifted to the town of Dumbarton by Dr Peter Denny and John McMillan (son of local shipbuilder Archibald McMillan), the expense to them being 20,000.

The park contains the ruins of St Serf's Church Link anciently the parish church of Cardross. That church was at one time part of a cluster of buildings, a clachan, that is marked as "Little Kirktoun" on the Pont/Blaeu map of the Lennox. The ruined church was later used by the Dixon family as a burial place: see Link (in a Geograph article).

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Estuary, Marine 
Ruin (from Tags)
Timber Pond 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3958 7469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.3047N 4:34.1939W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3960 7469
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