NS4956 : Glanderston Dam

taken 11 years ago, near to Nether Kirkton, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

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Glanderston Dam
Glanderston Dam
On 30th of December 1842 Glanderston Dam, created for local industry, burst its embankment in the midst of a wild storm. It sent a flood tide through the meadow of Glanderston House to South Arthurlie Printworks and Nether Arthurlie village drowning 9 people and causing mass destruction.
One survivor, Mr James Gilmour, had as a boy been sleeping with his brother in their cottage attic. They were saved by their father who wildly cut away for them through the roof with an axe. Years later Mr Gilmour, a builder, was to demolish the old cottage and found the axe marked joists.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 December, 2007
Reservoir > Dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 499 562 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.5457N 4:23.6764W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 499 562
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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