Auchengaich Reservoir

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Alternative Names Auchengaich Dam
Site Type DAM (20TH CENTURY), RESERVOIR (20TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 205518
Site Number NS29SE 10
NGR NS 2769 9150
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish RHU
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District DUMBARTON
Former County DUNBARTONSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NS 2769 9150

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Archaeological Notes

NS29SE 10 centred 2769 9150

Auchengaich dam and reservoir were constructed by the military to supplement water supplies to Helensburgh and Garelochside during World War II.The dam is constructed from clay, boulders, cement blocks and hardcore and the reservoir has a water surface of about 50,000 square yards. A system of approach roads was constructed using hard core rather than tarmac and the bridges over the tributaries of the Auchengaich Burn are of reinforced concrete.
Information from Defence of Britain Project recording form, North Clyde DoB Group, 1998

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