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Bowling, Lower Canal Basin and Entrance

A Category B Listed Building in Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9298 / 55°55'47"N

Longitude: -4.482 / 4°28'55"W

OS Eastings: 245032

OS Northings: 673529

OS Grid: NS450735

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q.ZF2D

Mapcode Global: WH3NS.36ZZ

Entry Name: Bowling, Lower Canal Basin and Entrance

Listing Date: 24 April 1991

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353011

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18844

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Kilpatrick

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Dumbarton

Parish: Old Kilpatrick

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Opened 1790 by Forth and Clyde Canal Company, modified circa 1820.

BASIN: irregularly shaped basin with masonry walls with heavy copes. At W side lock (circa 1820) down to Bowling Harbour, recently regated, and in SW corner chamber of original lock into River Clyde, now blocked off at sea end.

Statement of Interest

Bowling, original west end of Forth and Clyde, became an important trans-shipment point from canal to larger sea-going vessels. Group comprises swing bridge with associated viaduct; upper basin, lock keepers' houses; bascule bridge and customs house.

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