Hardgate

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Hardgate
Hardgate from the air (geograph 3988302).jpg
An aerial view of Hardgate
Hardgate is located in West Dunbartonshire
Hardgate
Hardgate
Hardgate shown within West Dunbartonshire
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Post town CLYDEBANK
Postcode district G81
Dialling code 01389
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55°55′19″N 4°24′11″W / 55.922°N 4.403°W / 55.922; -4.403Coordinates: 55°55′19″N 4°24′11″W / 55.922°N 4.403°W / 55.922; -4.403

Hardgate is a village in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Hardgate has probably been settled since neolithic times with a burial site at Knappers Farm, a cup and ring marked stone and a Burial chamber near Cochno Loch providing evidence of this.[1]

Although it is a far older settlement, it is administratively part of nearby Clydebank along with the neighbouring village of Duntocher and now lies in the West Dunbartonshire local authority area.

Dunn's Mills operated a cotton mill in the 19th century. It continued to produce thread and yarn until its destruction during the Clydebank Blitz in 1941.[2]

The village expanded due to house building by Clydebank town council after World War II, and later by the Wimpey firm in the early 1970s on what had been green belt land.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Leading The Clydebank Story Site on the Net". TheClydebankStory.com. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ Hood, John. Old Bowling, Duntocher, Hardgate, Milton and Old Kilpatrick. Stenlake Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 1840333197. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hardgate, West Dunbartonshire at Wikimedia Commons