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Cunninghame Graham Memorial Park


(Castlehill Memorial Park, The Mony)

An area of greenspace in the Castlehill district of Dumbarton, the Cunninghame Graham Memorial Park extends north from the A814 road ¾ mile (1.2 km) northwest of the town centre. The park is named for the adventurer and politician Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852 - 1936), who gave the land to the National Trust for Scotland because it was anciently the property of his family and was thought to the the site of Cardross Castle, where Robert the Bruce died. It is known locally as 'The Mony' because it was once the site of a substantial stone monument (the Cunninghame Graham Memorial) which was unveiled in 1937. Owing to vandalism this was removed in 1981, restored and re-erected at Gartmore, close to Cunningham Graham's former home.

The park became overgrown and gained a reputation as a secluded spot favoured by teenage couples but was revitalised in 2012 by West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust which cleared woodland and resurfaced footpaths.

Our Lady & St Patrick's High School lies immediately to the west.


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