NS3073 : Sluice gate on the Devol Burn

3 km from Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Sluice gate on the Devol Burn
Sluice gate on the Devol Burn
This photograph shows one of a pair of sluice gates located on the course of the Devol Burn. Just beyond the left-hand side of the sluice, another part of the burn can be seen joining this one from the right. The other sluice gate is located further up that part of the burn; compare NS3073 : Sluice gate on the Devol Burn.

The foreground section of the burn had itself been diverted here by a wall that is located just 60m to the NNW, and which is shown in NS3073 : Old water valve beside the Devol Burn.

See NS3073 : Auchmountain Road for a view along the section of road that can be seen in the background.

[The first-edition OS map (c.1860) refers to the burn by its present name, Devol Burn, but earlier maps show some variation in the name. For example, John Ainslie's 1796 map shows the lower part of its course, the present-day NS3074 : Devol Glen, as "Divels Glen", while Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (1740s-50s) shows "Devils Glen".]
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Saturday, 25 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 30 September, 2010
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3045 7305 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.2336N 4:42.8916W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3043 7307
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