1884 alterations to Shandon Church

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 1884 SHANDON THE CHURCH – After undergoing considerable alteration and repair, the Free Church here is to be re-opened on Sabbath first by the Rev Dr Marcus Dods, from Glasgow. The work was undertaken with a view to increase the accommodation, but the appearance internally and externally has been completelyContinue reading “1884 alterations to Shandon Church”

Shandon in February 1885

Dear blog reader, this is the seventh part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history. In the week ending Thursday 26 February 1885 the main focus in Shandon was a lecture in the Church on the composer Handel to mark his bi-centenary followed by a performance of someContinue reading “Shandon in February 1885”

Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Shandon. Note some slightly different spellings which are exactly as they appeared in the directory. BATTRUM’S GUIDE AND DIRECTORY TO HELENSBURGH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD 1875 SHANDON INCLUDING BLAIRVADDICK AND FASLANE ESTATES Five miles from Helensburgh West. Omnibus leaves Helensburgh at 5pmContinue reading “Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875”

Shandon architecture

Alt-na-Coille/Woodburn House Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical house with later 19th century, single storey, canted bay to outer left. Squared and snecked whinstone with sandstone margins and dressings. Base course, eaves band, quoin strips. Originally called Woodburn House. Ardchapel Named after the ancient Chapel which was sited north east of the railway line. BuiltContinue reading “Shandon architecture”