NS4175 : Gruggies Burn

taken 9 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 itself, see NS4075 : Gruggies Burn.

The present photograph is a view towards the point where the burn passes under the main road (Stirling Road); the arch of the bridge there is visible ahead.

In the left-hand side of the photo, the course of the road is indicated by the stone wall, which is at the far side of the road. Visible on the right are the back gardens of houses in Strowan's Road; for the origin of the name of that road, see NS4175 : Strowan's Well.

For a view in the opposite direction from the same point, see NS4175 : 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
Thursday, 24 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 March, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Category
Burn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4121 7526 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6442N 4:32.6500W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4115 7528
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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