Dunglass  Dunbartonshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Dunglass like this:

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 termi ...

nation 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.

Dunglass through time

Dunglass is now part of West Dunbartonshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dunbartonshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dunglass itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunglass in West Dunbartonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st April 2024

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