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Lochee Burn

A stream of W Dundee City, the Lochee Burn rises from springs lying to the east of Lochee, flowing west in a culvert next to Burnside Street and then on to Gourdie Industrial Estate, still in a culvert, where it emerges after 2 miles (3 km). It turns south at New Mill of Gray towards the Swallow Hotel, where is merges with the Fowlis Burn to become the Invergowrie Burn, having completed a course of 3½ miles (5.5 km). Lochee Burn was a locus of industry, a corn mill at the New Mill of Gray, flax mills and the Den Mill, processed textiles and the Balgay Linen Works. Greatest of them all was the Camperdown Works, built in the 1850s and the biggest jute plant in the world. This did not use the water to power the mills directly, rather it was used to make steam.


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