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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394059
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46721
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Dunbartonshire
Electoral Ward: Lomond
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
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).
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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