NS4175 : Gruggies Burn

taken 5 years ago, near to Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Gruggies Burn
Gruggies Burn
The burn is flowing away from the photographer's position. The view is from the bed of the burn, at the end of the point of land shown in NS4175 : Within a loop of Gruggies Burn.

For a view in the opposite direction from about the same spot, see NS4175 : Ballagan Beds beside Gruggies Burn.
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, 30 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
Stream 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4183 7582 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9580N 4:32.0747W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4184 7583
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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