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Marlin Ford

Postby toomse » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:43 pm

found this quite interesting, had never heard of it before

I’ve done a search but don’t think it’s been covered here
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/44 ... rlin+ford/

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there's a couple of culverts in the same vicinity

this short one runs from the Clyde to Kings Inch Drive
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200m west, this one appears at the side of the Braehead multi storey car park and runs to Renfrew Road
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there’s a myriad of culvert sections further south heading into the Hillington area all over the place
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby Ronnie » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:10 pm

Well spotted. Googling "marlin ford renfrew" brings up some references, including proposals for a dam at this site to help deepen the channel in the 1750s. Worth some digging. Thanks, toomse.
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby wee minxy » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:06 pm

Yip, very interesting :D , good post.
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby toomse » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:16 pm

There’s also interesting ancient history data available from the 2001 archaeological survey undertaken for the Braehead area in relation to an Iron Age settlement

This site has a downloadable information pack for children (that would be handy if you ever take any of the mods from here on a visit) :)
http://www.aocarchaeology.com/pages/bra ... ation.html
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby Ronnie » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:36 pm

toomse wrote:This site has a downloadable information pack for children (that would be handy if you ever take any of the mods from here on a visit) :)


And not just the mods 8)
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby shiels » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:28 am

Yup having grown up on the land as the farmer’s son, Marlinford Road ran from the old Govan Road down to the river to the point roughly where the Clydebuilt Museum is.
About 100 yards to the right looking North is the Renfrew Fisheries stone which marked the boundary for salmon fishing between Glasgow and Renfrew. Presumably this was at one time the boundary line between Glasgow and Renfrew.
I was told as a youngster, that Mary Queen of Scots used the Marlin Ford on route from Stirling to the Battle of Langside. This may or may not be the case but in a book by James Pagan ‘Sketch of the History of Glasgow’ 1847 on page 17 quotes “Intelligence, however, reached Murray that the Queens Army was marching along the south bank of the River Clyde with the view of fording the river at Renfrew”

http://books.google.com/books?id=xiMNAA ... q=&f=false
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby banjo » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:52 am

quite sure there is some stuff on this place in the book,both sides of the burn.the history of yoker.read it years ago but seems to be ringing a bell.
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Re: Marlin Ford

Postby yoker brian » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:50 pm

banjo wrote:quite sure there is some stuff on this place in the book,both sides of the burn.the history of yoker.read it years ago but seems to be ringing a bell.


It does indeed Banjo - I don't have my copy of the book at hand, but I'll do some digging when I get home and post what I find.

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