Hardgate


Hardgate

Hardgate is a village in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Hardgate has probably been settled since neolithic times with a burial site at Knappers Farm, a cup and ring marked stone and a Burial chamber near Cochno Loch providing evidence of this. [http://www.theclydebankstory.com/story_TCSA08.php] The Clydebank Story]

Although it is a far older settlement, it is administratively part of nearby Clydebank along with the neighbouring village of Duntocher and now lies in the West Dunbartonshire local authority area.

The village expanded due to house building by Clydebank town council after World War II, and later by the Wimpey firm in the early 1970s on what had been green belt land.

Local Confusion

The boundary between Hardgate and Duntocher was always the Loch Humphrey/Duntocher Burn, though this was confused a little by the "Hardgate ward" for councillor elections being created by the now defunct Clydebank District Council; this ward using Farm road in Duntocher as its boundary. This was done to ensure roughly equal representation between each of the ward divisions in terms of population. Even now people between Farm Road and the Burn will mistakenly provide their place of residence as Hardgate.

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