Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
NS 39758 75601
239758, 675601


Railway originally opened 1854, but altered and widened to

south circa 1896; present structures mostly 1896. Railway

station with gothick details. 2 similar and parallel island

platforms raised on embankment and entered from below (later)

steel girder bridge carrying lines across Church Street.

Embankment mostly faced with channelled render, part red

brick, including corbelled and crenellated parapet and

turrets; red sandstone ashlar dressings. All openings under

2-centred arches, some with gothic tracery and mostly

blocked. 12 irregular openings to entrance elevation below

bridge. 2 gated tunnels below embankment to west, and

segmental-arched bridge over Bankend Road. Vehicle ramp from

Church Street. Circa 1900 ticket office and entrance with

cusped and decorated painted wooden panelling and simple

leaded glass panels in vestibule; flanked by steps to

platforms, each entered through decorative archway with

central stair balustrade and tiled walls.

Station buildings in similar style; single storey; painted

brick; all openings square-headed with Tudor details in

glazing bars; some curved and canted bays with pilaster

strips; Curved and boarded wooden eaves, slate and glazed

roofs, decorative ridge tiles, corniced stacks. Interiors to

waiting rooms and office some Tudor-gothic panelling; most

upper lights and fanlights have simple "art nouveau" leaded

glass panels.

Statement of Special Interest

Rectangular brick shed at eastern end of south platform is in sympathetic style.

Opened 1896 by the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Line




John Hume, INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY, 1976. Vol I, p 110

SRO RHP 29955 plans by Charles Forman, engineer, show that he

is responsible for some, if not all, of the 1896 work.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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