Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Dunglass

Dunglass, a small rocky promontory in Old Kilpatrick parish, Dumbartonshire, 3 furlongs W by S of Bowling Bay, and 2½ miles ESE of Dumbarton. Almost surrounded by the Clyde, it may have been possibly a Roman outpost, but has been wrongly regarded by some antiquaries as the western termination of Antoninus' Wall-; was long a stronghold of the chiefs of the Clan Colquhoun, and retains round all its crest loopholed, ivy-clad ruins of their ancient castle; and is crowned, on its highest point, by an obelisk, erected in 1839 to the memory of Henry Bell, the originator of steam navigation.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a small rocky promontory"   (ADL Feature Type: "capes")
Administrative units: Old Kilpatrick ScoP       Dunbartonshire ScoCnty
Place: Dunglass

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