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Blackhill Cottage
Blackhill Cottage
Valuation Roll
Mat.[Matthew] Thompson, Manager of Locks
J. Milne, Canal Superintendent
006.08 A neat & superior cottage occupied by the pverseer & manager of the locks. The property of th Forth & Clyde Canal Co.[Company].
Blackhill Locks
Blackhill Lochs
Blackhill Locks
J. Milne Canal Superintendent
Mat.[Matthew] Thompson Manager
Dugald McDugald Lock Keeper
Co's.[Company's] Map of canal
006.08 Four double locks on the Monkland Canal numbered from east to west, each having "North & South" ( without respect to their position) written upon the middle gates. There are two chambers in each lock; each chamber having an ascent of 12 ft.; & in each lock 24 feet. The height of the ascent from the level at No. 4 to the level at No. 1 is 96 feet. From the top level there is a branch to the top of the incline, running parallel with the locks. The "Branch" as it is now called, is the original line of the Monkland, used before the locks were made for the same purpose as at present. The incline is used for carrying boats up & down during the summer months, when the reservoirs fail in supplying sufficient water to bring them through the locks. It has a double line of rails, by which, the machines carrying the boats , run on. There is an engine at the top of the incline for drawing the machine up or down. There is a graving dock, & a workshop etc, connected with it, at the top level. The dock is used for building canal boats, & is connected with the Branch by a sluice gate. Several dwellings are also connected with the locks, they are occupied by men working the lock gates.

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