NS3875 : Helenslee House / Keil School

taken 5 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Helenslee House / Keil School
Helenslee House / Keil School
For a similar view, 5 years earlier, and for much more information, see NS3875 : Helenslee House / Keil School.

As a condition for allowing a housing development(*) to proceed in this area, this listed building was also be restored. As the present picture shows, that had not happened by 2016. In the interval since the earlier (2011) picture was taken, the building had been damaged by fire, but it has not, so far, been reduced to a state that would require it to be demolished rather than restored.

(*) For the housing development around the building, see NS3875 : Keil Gardens, taken from the same road, and NS3874 : New housing development in Dumbarton.
Keil School

An independent school founded at Keil House (NR67670788), at the southern tip of Kintyre, in 1915. After a disastrous fire, it relocated, in 1925, to the mansion house of Helenslee (NS38677506), which is in the Kirktonhill area of Dumbarton. The school remained there until its final closure in 2000. The building itself subsequently remained unoccupied, and it was damaged by fire early in 2013. A housing development was created around it; Helenslee House itself was supposed to be restored as a part of that development, but, as of the end of 2016, that has not yet occurred.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3866 7506 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4855N 4:35.0899W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3871 7502
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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