Re: Underground Waterway
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> I was speaking with someone who mentioned an underground canal orThis was the Dens burn, which flowed from beyond the Law, past what
> tunnel which supplied the Baxters Mill.
became Victoria Street and was harnessed by Baxters to power Dens
Works. It soon failed to provide enough power as production expanded
(not helped by its tendency to dry up in summer), by which time steam
power was the order of the day.
Like many others, the burn was culverted. I believe the arches of
Victoria Bridge (the western end of Victoria Street) can still be
seen from inside the former works grounds (now a housing development).