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Light Burn

Postby toomse » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:17 am

link to Glasgow Strategic Drainage Plan case study information on Light Burn
http://www.ciwem.org/groups/wapug/scot2004page.pdf

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the study quotes the burn originating around this area of the M8
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1st recorded location at Edinburgh Road/Carntyne Grove
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as usual - follow the green line
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the burn should be visible at this location
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point where Light Burn merges with the Camlachie Burn
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Re: Light Burn

Postby toomse » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:19 pm

To avoid confusion there’s also a Light Burn that runs through Cambuslang. I think it may be sourced from this spring at Kirkhill golf course but could be wrong
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Re: Light Burn

Postby Glesga_Steve » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:49 pm

This is a fairly old black & white scan of one of the Monkland Motorway (now the M8) scheme drawings from the early 1970s - this drawing is of the area in the vicinity of the Cranhill high-rise flats and Whitehill playing fields.

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Heading upstream past the high-rise flats, the drawing shows the Light Burn going underneath the Monklands Canal and then turning in a north-easterly direction. From there the next drawings (not shown) show it running alongside the north side of the canal, with an offshoot of it crossing underneath the canal (at roughly the existing position of Stepps Road) and then running along the south side of the canal.

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This corresponds with the line of the burn as shown on the 1864 OS plan.

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Many years ago we made an attempt to survey the culvert upstream from a manhole to the north side of the motorway. It was found, however, that the manhole was badly surcharged and we therefore had to abandon this idea as we couldn't identify the location of any other manholes on the upstream section.
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Re: Light Burn

Postby myfriendstan » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:56 pm

I remember the Light Burn well. You used to be able to access it beside the off sales on Edinburgh Rd opposite Cranhill Park and at the playing fields in Greenfield.
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Re: Light Burn

Postby Glesga_Steve » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm

The short section behind the off sales (Haddows? - don't think it's an offy any more) is still open but not sure if it's still easily accessible since they built that wee residential development (Carntyne Grove) on the bit of wasteground next to it.

Not sure how far back you're talking about at Greenfield Park (I believe there used to an open section along the rear of the Cardowan Road houses not too many decades ago) but the only open section remaining down there is next to the bit of wasteground at the Carntynehall Road /Cardowan Road junction.

Below are some photos I took a few years ago of these open sections and within the culverts underneath Edinburgh Road and Greenfield Park.

Carntyne Road, looking upstream
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Carntyne Road twin-pipe culvert inlet
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Edinburgh Road end, looking downstream
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Edinburgh Road culvert outlet
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Edinburgh Road culvert
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A few steps further into the culvert
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Greenfield Park culvert, looking upstream
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Greenfield Park culvert, looking downstream
If you look closely you can see the speck of light at the downstream outlet
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Greenfield Park culvert outlet
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Looking upstream
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Looking downstream
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Carntynehall Road culvert inlet
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Re: Light Burn

Postby toomse » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:26 pm

excellent pics there Steve

thanks
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Re: Light Burn

Postby myfriendstan » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:50 pm

Good stuff, cheers guys.
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Re: Light Burn

Postby michaelbutters » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:39 am

Hi alls
This is a fairly old black & white scan of one of the Monkland Motorway (now the M8) scheme drawings from the early 1970s - this drawing is of the area in the vicinity of the Cranhill high-rise flats and Whitehill playing fields.We are all about lifelong learning .Thanks for sharing this good information................Thanks once again......

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Re: Light Burn

Postby Josef » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:00 am

What a curious bit of spam.
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