Inchinnan

Inchinnan ("Innis Fhionghain" in Scottish Gaelic) is a small village in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The village is located on the main A8 road between Renfrew and Greenock, just southeast of the town of Erskine.

Historic buildings / sites

Inchinnan swing bridge. The present bridge swings vertically so it is a bascule bridge; it replaced an earlier a swing bridge. The bridge is still capable of opening, as the Babcock and Wilcox (now Doosan Babcock Energy) factory at Porterfield, Renfrew needed to retain the capability to move large loads by boat, via the White Cart Water, to the River Clyde.

Inchinnan hosts an art deco style Grade A Listed Building called India of Inchinnan, the former office block of the India Tyres of Inchinnan factory which occupied the site from 1927 until the early 1980s. It has now been renovated into private offices.India Tyres also built two groups of houses to accommodate its workers: Allands Avenue and India Drive. Prior to its use as a tyre factory, the site was used by William Beardmore and Company to build airships in World War I; the Inchinnan Airship Constructional Station. Several airships, the No's R24, R27, R34 and the R36 were built on this site. The company built 52 houses in Inchinnan, at Beardmore Cottages, to house its workers.

References

* Johnson, Ian, (1993). "Beardmore Built: The Rise and Fall of a Clydeside Shipyard". Clydebank: Clydebank District Libraries & Museums Department.

External links

* http://www.inchinnan.com
* http://www.inchinnan.org.uk/history/people/jimmy_monson.htm


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