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Slipway And Engine House, Balloch Pier, Drumkinnon Bay

A Category A Listed Building in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 56.0078 / 56°0'28"N

Longitude: -4.5909 / 4°35'27"W

OS Eastings: 238554

OS Northings: 682457

OS Grid: NS385824

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.TDM8

Mapcode Global: WH3NB.G826

Plus Code: 9C8Q2C55+4J

Entry Name: Slipway And Engine House, Balloch Pier, Drumkinnon Bay

Listing Name: Loch Lomond, Drumkinnon Bay, Winch House Including Slipway

Listing Date: 24 February 2000

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394059

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46721

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bonhill

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Lomond

Parish: Bonhill

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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1900-1 Slip by George Halliday of Rothesay, engines by John Bennie of Glasgow. Single storey, 4- by single bay, rectangular-plan winch house. Harled with red brick dressings; half-timbered gableheads. Red brick base course (painted in part); moulded cill course; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. Red brick quoins and long and short surrounds to segmental-arched openings. Patent slip accessing loch to NW.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Large opening to outer left with modern metal door. Blocked window openings in remaining bays to right. Rectangular-plan ridge vent centred above with louvred openings; overhanging timber bracketed eaves.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with large, square-headed opening off-set to right of centre; 2-leaf boarded timber door. Gabled ridge vent recessed above.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Blocked window openings in all bays. Ridge vent centred above.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with large, blocked, segmental-arched opening at centre. Gabled ridge vent recessed above.

20-pane, segmental-arched windows visible from inside (glazing mising in part). Grey slate roof; timber bargeboards.

INTERIOR: red brick walls; open timber ceiling with kingposts, tie beams and braces. Engine (John Bennie Ltd, Star Engineering Works, Glasgow): pair of single expansion, double acting engines, 20" stroke, on single bed-plate with multiple-geared winch.

SLIPWAY: Timber slip with 4 cast-iron rails on 3 longitudinal sleepers at a gradient 1:18 continuing below water level.

CARRIAGE: 3 timber longitudinals on wheeled bogies (262 wheels in total); in poor condition (2002).

Statement of Interest

No longer in use 1999. A good example of a rare building type, particularly notable for the retention of its original machinery for the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Line Committee. Upgraded from category C(S) to A on 28 July 2003.

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