- Cardross, Argyll and Bute
Cardross ("Càrdainn Ros" in Gaelic) is a large village in
Scotland, on the north side of the Firth of Clyde, situated halfway between Dumbartonand Helensburgh. Cardross is in the historic geographical county of Dunbartonshire, but the modern political local authority of Argyll and Bute. Cardross is also the name of a historic Parish stretching from the west side of Dumbarton to Craigendoran, near Helensburgh, and including the village of Renton in the Vale of Leven.
Scooba "The Stench" Chambers
Robert the Bruceis often associated with Cardross in respect of his last years. He died at his manorial house in the Parish of Cardross in 1329, but the exact location is unknown. It is claimed that it was not where the present village lies, but near where Dalmoak Farm now stands, near the River Leven, south of the village of Renton. A. J. Cronin, the celebrated doctor and writer, was born in Cardross in 1896.
Cardross has its own primary school, golf course [http://www.cardross.com] and
bowling, tennisand football clubs. There are also a number of shops, including a post office, a newsagentsa pharmacyand a newly opened coffee shop. Ardardan Estate [http://ardardan.co.uk] is a working farm, with a farm shop, plant nursery and tea room, and is situated just outside Cardross. Geilston Garden, a National Trust for Scotlandproperty, is located to the north west of the village. The villiage also has a small plumbing shop. Cardross railway stationis on the Drumgelloch- Helensburghrailway line. Cardross station is run by First ScotRailLtd.
The village has two places of worship: Cardross Parish Church (
Church of Scotland), and St Mahew's Roman Catholic Church. The original Parish Church was bombed during the Second World War, and its ruins are located next to the Manse. The former St Peter's Seminary, designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, is situated in the north of the village.
The BBC Sports presenter
Hazel Irvinelived in Cardross when she was younger and attended Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh.
* [http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/pdffilesstore/stats46cardross?a=0 Area Profile of 36 Ward Cardross (Argyll and Bute 2001 Census Factsheets)] PDF at Argyll and Bute council
* [http://www.hermitageacademy.argyll-bute.sch.uk/index.htm Hermitage Academy web page]
* [http://www.cardross.com Cardross Golf Club]
* [http://www.ardardan.co.uk/ Ardardan Estate]
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