|Bardrainney shown within Inverclyde|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||PORT GLASGOW|
Bardrainney, possibly from the Gaelic for "hill of thorns", is (post 2000) a housing area, dating from the 1950s and built by the local council, on the hills above Port Glasgow, just to the south of the A761 road to Kilmacolm. The area is called after the farm of that name whose fields the houses occupy. The farm buildings no longer exist, but they were roughly on the site of the house of Alexander Dalzell, factor to the Earls of Glencairn, on the highest spot in the area in the open space at the top end of the present Moss Road, and they may have co-existed with the house.
The Bogle Stone, modern Boglestone, is a large glacial erratic some way NW of Bardrainney. Like Bardrainney, it gave its name to a housing area.
- See also: Port Glasgow
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