NS4175 : Gruggies Burn

taken 10 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 8 images, with title Gruggies Burn in this square
Gruggies Burn
Gruggies Burn
For more information about the burn, see NS4075 : Gruggies Burn.

The section shown in the present photograph flows through the Barnhill area; the picture was taken at a location just beyond the north-eastern end of NS4175 : Strowan's Well Road.

Just below the centre of the image, a dark rock juts out from the right-hand bank of the burn. From near that point, a dark line leads from the burn towards the right-hand edge of the photo. That feature is the channel of a small stream, which flows from NS4175 : Strowan's Well into Gruggies Burn.
Gruggies Burn :: NS4075

This burn in Dumbarton arises from the confluence of the Garshake and Overtoun Burns. In the past, some have linked its name to Bishop William Scroggie, but it is far more likely that it takes its name from the Grugie family who, in the 17th century, lived near the point where the turnpike road (on the line of what is now Dumbarton Road) crossed the burn by means of a bridge that was shown as "Grugiesbrigg" on Roy's Military Survey; the family name is now associated with the burn as a whole. The burn flows into the Clyde a little to the east of Dumbarton Rock. The prominent deep channel there on the shore was dredged by Blackburn Aircraft, who had a factory nearby, and who transported their completed machines across the Clyde by barge.

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NS4175, 112 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 February, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4146 7529 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6653N 4:32.4111W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4144 7528
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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