NX5158 : Englishman's Burn

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Culcronchie, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Englishman's Burn
Englishman's Burn
I'm not sure why Englishman's Burn is so called. Local tradition says that a battle was fought here between the Scots and the English, the date being variously given as 1150, 1154 or 1312, and that the name may relate to that.
Until about 20 years ago the burn provided the water supply for Creetown (also see LinkExternal link ) but following persistent contamination with Cryptosporidium (a protozoal parasite which causes gastroenteritis) which proved impossible to eradicate, Creetown was eventually connected to the mains water supply.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 5111 5818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.7661N 4:19.3938W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 5108 5818
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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