NS4074 : Gruggies Burn

taken 8 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Gruggies Burn
Gruggies Burn
For more information about the burn and its name, see NS4075 : Gruggies Burn. It has its beginnings in a NS4175 : Confluence of burns. After passing under a small footbridge (NS4074 : Footbridge over Gruggies Burn), it empties into the Clyde, as shown here (the course does not correspond to the one shown on the 1:25000 OS map at the time of submission, but larger-scale OS mapping shows the correct course of the burn).

As mentioned in the end-note, the burn's channel here on the beach was dredged by Blackburn Aircraft, who had established a factory nearby shortly before the start of the Second World War.
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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Date Taken
Friday, 25 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Estuary, Marine 
River (from Tags)
Clyde 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4033 7419 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.0504N 4:33.4565W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4033 7431
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