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Dalmuir


West Dunbartonshire

A former paper-making settlement which now forms a district of Clydebank (West Dunbartonshire), Dalmuir lies on the north shore of the River Clyde, to the northwest of the town centre. Originally located between the railway and Forth & Clyde Canal, Dalmuir expanded southeast to the river when Sir William Beardmore built his Naval Construction Yards in the early years of the 20th Century. These yards operated until the 1930s when part of the site became a Royal Ordnance Factory producing anti-aircraft guns during World War II and thereafter armoured vehicles (finally closing in 1970). This is now the location of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital (opened 1994). Dalmuir House was built c.1810 by Richard Collins, who operated the paper mills, but was demolished in 1929. Today, Dalmuir benefits from a railway station (1858) and a library (1975). Also located here are Clydebank Industrial Estate and a large sewage works.


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