Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NS 38554 82457
238554, 682457


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 Special 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.



Ordnance Survey map, 1898 (not evident). Ordnance Survey map, 1919 (evident - marked as 'boat house' with slipway in place). Hume (1976) p.109. Information in "Balloch Slipway: a Feasibility Study for its Proposed Restoration" Heritage Engineering (?2001).

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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