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Site Name Lochspouts

Classification Logboat

Canmore ID 116890

Site Number NS20NE 25

NGR NS 285 058

NGR Description NS c. 285 058

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Kirkoswald
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS20NE 25 c. 285 058

About 1875 a logboat, which does not appear to survive, was discovered by Macfadzean during drainage operations on Lochspouts farm. The finder noted that it 'appeared small' and was 'roughly comparable' with the 'ruder forms' of the then-published examples from the River Clyde.

The exact location of the discovery and its relationship to the better-known crannog of the same name (NS20NE 8) were not recorded.

The area is one of undulating clayland and small lochs at an altitude of about 160m OD.

R Munro 1882; R J C Mowat 1996.


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