NS4175 : Gruggies Burn

taken 9 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Gruggies Burn
Gruggies Burn
For more information about the burn, see NS4075 : Gruggies Burn.

In the present photograph, the backs of houses on Dunbritton Road can be seen on the right; to the left, are those of Strowan's Road. In the distance, near the left-hand edge of the picture, is the dark double-peaked shape of Dumbarton Rock (NS3974 and NS4074).

See also NS4175 : Gruggies Burn; it was taken from the same point, but is a view in the opposite direction.
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 4112 7528 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6532N 4:32.7371W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4115 7528
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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