The Duchray Valley, Looking North from South End of the Syphon Pipes
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The Duchray Valley, Looking North from South End of the Syphon Pipes Published 1877
  • Scottish Art
This picture is part of a series of photographs showing the remarkable engineering work designed to give Glasgow a supply of fresh water. A network of tunnels and aqueducts crisscrossed the Duchray Valley, carrying 50,000,000 gallons of water a day to the city, from Loch Katrine, made famous by Sir Walter Scott's poem, 'The Lady of the Lake'. In the opinion of one engineer at the time the Duchray aqueduct surpassed 'the greatest of the nine famous aqueducts which fed the city of Rome'.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 159.13
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 21.80 x 28.10 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1996