Hardgate

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Hardgate
Hardgate from the air (geograph 3988302).jpg
An aerial view of Hardgate
Hardgate is located in West Dunbartonshire
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Location within Scotland
Hardgate is located in Scotland
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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. Along with Duntocher and Faifley, Hardgate falls within West Dunbartonshire's Kilpatrick ward with a combined population of 12,719 in 2011.[2]

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.[3]

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 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ Kilpatrick Central Ward - Area Profile, West Dunbartonshire Council
  3. ^ Hood, John. Old Bowling, Duntocher, Hardgate, Milton and Old Kilpatrick. Stenlake Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 1840333197.

External links[edit]

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