Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Old Kilpatrick
NS 45119 73550
245119, 673550


Built 1896 for Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway, to Crouch and Hogg, engineers, Robert McAlpine and Sons, contractors.

MAIN SPAN: steel N truss riveted swing span, pivoted near W end, supported on hollow mass-concrete abutment containing remains of hydraulic operating gear and wheels and tracks on which span revolved. Exterior of abutment finished in pink concrete, channelled to resemble masonry with grey concrete cope. Round-arched door in E face gives access to interior. Pylons at ends of span similarly treated, but with moulded projecting cope.

E APPROACH VIADUCT: 7-span, with 2 sets of 3 mass concrete segmental arches linked by steel span. Arches have moulded arch rings, abutments treated as pilasters. Spandrels channelled as main span abutment. Parapet of all spans grey concrete with moulded string course at base and moulded cope. Centre steel span flanked by pylons rising from pilasters. All but one of arches now occupied as stores.

W APPROACH VIADUCT: 4-concrete arches, similar to those on E approach viaduct, with plate girder span across main road and footpath. 4 western arches infilled in terracotta brick, with 3 round-arched openings in each, central opening larger than flanks. Arches have moulded voussoirs, supporting columns similarly treated sides with simple moulded capitals. Plate girder span, made by Somervail and Co, Dalmuir, has been increased in depth by the addition of a narrow band of steelwork on the N side. The W abutments and wing walls are of pink channelled concrete, as is pier near W end providing immediate supports.

Statement of Special Interest

Carries the railway over the Forth and Clyde Canal, which was B group with Bascule Bridge, Upper Basin and Lock Keeper's Houses.




About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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