Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Balgray like this:

Balgray, a hamlet on the NW border of Lanarkshire, on the river Kelvin, 3 miles NNW of Glasgow. A quarry of excellent sandstone is near it, about 600 yards from a wharf on the Forth and Clyde Canal; and this, about the year 1832, disclosed upwards of twenty stumps of exogenous fossil trees, all standing in a group, in their natural position. Not more than two of the stumps retained their roots, and no organic remains whatever were visible in the superincumbent rock.

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to Balgray by doing a full-text search here.

Travel writing

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