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Camperdown Works Bell Tower - Lochee, Dundee.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 28.365 W 003° 00.331
30V E 499660 N 6258697
Quick Description: A cast iron cupola bell tower at the former Camperdown jute works in Dundee.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/12/2016 3:20:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMRW8N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Camperdown Works was at one time the largest jute factory in the world, covering 30 acres and employing 14000, mostly female workers. It was founded by the Cox brothers in 1849, with the High Mill built between 1858-68. At the eastern end of the High Mill`s roof was a clock tower with a cast iron bell tower above around 100 feet high.

The factory closed in 1981 and during the next few years fell into a decayed state. A devastating fire during the eighties badly damaged the High Mill including the tower, but it was soon refurbished when the mill was retained for housing.

Today, the tower and mill, along with the famous stack remain the only surviving parts of the whole site, which was converted into the Stack Leisure Retail Park. The car park here provides the best view of the tower.

Address of Tower:
Methven Street
Lochee, Dundee Scotland

Still Operational: no

Number of bells in tower?: 0

Rate tower:

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

Relevant website?: Not listed

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