NS7579 : Source of the Kelvin

near to Banton, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Source of the Kelvin
Source of the Kelvin
The water in this ditch - discoloured by ochre - can be seen to be flowing (slowly) out of an agricultural drainage pipe - draining the fields known as the 'Meadows' to Bantonians.
This is the highest point of water that constitutes the burn then water and finally river Kelvin - it can safely then be claimed to be the modern source of that river.

Bill Gracie, a life long Bantonian in his History of Banton, published in 1995 has this to say on the subject.

"The river Kelvin rises in Banton from a marshy area near Lammerknowes (farm, now demolished) from where it flows beneath the tennis courts and the village before turning south and passing under the parish church grounds on its way to Kelvihead where it is piped under the A803." See related photo LinkExternal link

Let there be no more claims of this river rising in Dullatur bog.
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2010
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Thursday, 18 February, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 19 February, 2010
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Drainage ditch   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 753 792 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.3704N 4:0.0335W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 753 792
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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