HLA Type - Timber Ponds

Timber Ponds

During the 19th century timber ponds were created in the inter-tidal zone, particularly along the estuary of the River Clyde, close to the shipyards. Bounded by posts forming sub-rectangular enclosures, these ponds were used to season and store timber imported from America and destined for the shipbuilding industry.

The remains of vertical timber posts outlining interconnecting timber ponds survive along the foreshore close to Port Glasgow on the Clyde. Historical OS maps and recent aerial photos are used to identify these features.

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