NS4175 : Gruggies Burn

taken 6 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Gruggies Burn
Gruggies Burn
Viewed from the bridge on Alclutha Avenue.
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
Monday, 27 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stream 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4104 7518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5977N 4:32.8103W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4101 7515
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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