NS4075 : Gruggies Burn near Silverton Avenue

taken 4 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Gruggies Burn near Silverton Avenue
Gruggies Burn near Silverton Avenue
The view is from a little footbridge that crosses the burn just to the north of Silverton Avenue in Dumbarton East. East End Park is directly ahead; the burn turns left to head SSW along the eastern margin of the park (as shown in NS4075 : Gruggies Burn) before flowing under the main road (NS4075 : Glasgow Road crossing Gruggies Burn).
Gruggies Burn

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
Wednesday, 24 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stream 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4080 7517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.5876N 4:33.0403W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4083 7516
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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