NS4074 : Gruggies Burn flowing under railway bridge

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

Gruggies Burn flowing under railway bridge
Gruggies Burn flowing under railway bridge
The burn is alongside and flowing parallel to Buchanan Street (see NS4074 : Gruggies Burn at Buchanan Street). The railway bridge is only about 100 metres SSE of the platform of Dumbarton East station.
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, 16 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
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Stream 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4060 7497 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4759N 4:33.2251W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4062 7498
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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