NS4276 : The channel of the Overtoun Burn

taken 5 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

The channel of the Overtoun Burn
The channel of the Overtoun Burn, taken 5 years ago
The course of the burn is artificially straight here (see NS4276 : The channel of the Overtoun Burn for another view). The channel was created in the 1890s in connection with the formation of a NS4276 : Former dam and lily pond. The dam provided water for a domestic hydro-electric scheme, which supplied electrical power to NS4276 : Overtoun House. See NS4276 : Remains of a turbine house for the details of the scheme.

Although the channel itself dates from the 1890s, work was carried out on this section of it in the 1970s; the gabions (rocks enclosed in wire mesh) date from that period. The photograph was taken from beside a wooden NS4276 : Footbridge over the Overtoun Burn. Traces of the original channel can be seen under that bridge; see also NS4276 : The channel of the Overtoun Burn, a little to the north.
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4252 7647 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3217N 4:31.4352W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4251 7646
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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