Dalquhurn Printworks

Location type

Works


Name and dates

Dalquhurn Printworks (1715-1962)

Served by the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway.


Description

This bleachworks was located by Dalquhurn Point on the west bank of the River Leven where washed cloth could be laid out on the level ground to bleach in sunlight.

It was merged with the Cordale Printworks, to the north, around 1790, in turn becoming part of the Turkey Red Dye Co in 1897.

After closure in 1962 buildings were reused and those which survived until 1999 demolished to make way for housing.

The site was rail served from Cordale Branch Works Junction to the south, a branch which ran near the river up through the works to Cordale Point and finished at the Cordale Printworks. The branch opened around 1896. It closed north of Dalquhurn in the 1920s and the last portion around 1960. Portions of rails at level crossing within the works survived until site clearance.


Tags

Bleach field print works

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
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