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Monkland Canal, Gartcraig Bridge, Glasgow

Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Monkland Canal, Gartcraig Bridge, Glasgow

Classification Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Monkland Canal, Jessie's Bridge, Ruchazie Bridge Number 1

Canmore ID 197801

Site Number NS66NW 360

NGR NS 6408 6603

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS66NW 360 6408 6603.

Just to the W of this bridge, known as Jessie's Bridge, were the Gartcraig Fireclay Works. The bridge was situated near Ruchazie village.

G Hutton 1993.

This bridge, carrying a minor road over the canal, is clearly marked as Gartcraig Bridge on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Lanarkshire 1864, sheet vii) and as Jessie's Bridge on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Lanarkshire 1899, sheet viiNW). The Gartcraig Fireclay Works are clearly marked on the 2nd edition map, to the NW of the bridge.

Information from RCAHMS (MD), 24 January 2002.


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