Loch Ochiltree

Crannog (possible)

Site Name Loch Ochiltree

Classification Crannog (possible)

Canmore ID 63034

Site Number NX37SW 3

NGR NX 3160 7415

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Penninghame
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX37SW 3 3160 7415.

NX 3160 7415. A natural island bearing a probably prehistoric cairn-like erection of stones, 25 ft diameter, which seems to have been regularly built with large block demarcating its outline. It covers the greater part of the surface of the island.


At the E end of this small island is an area of stone about 7.0m in diameter and rising about 0.5m above the level of the loch. There is no evidence to support the view that the stone has been regularly constructed and it is not the remains of a cairn. It may however be the remains of a crannog although the stone appears to have been irregularly dumped and there is no trace of a causeway.

Visited by OS (SFS) 26 April 1976


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