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Loch Doon Gunnery School, Polmeadow Burn

Tracked Target Range (First World War)

Site Name Loch Doon Gunnery School, Polmeadow Burn

Classification Tracked Target Range (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) World War I; Black Craig

Canmore ID 194918

Site Number NX49SE 36

NGR NX 4956 9452

NGR Description Centred NS 4956 9452

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Carsphairn
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX49SE 36 centred 4956 9452

For other parts of the Gunnery School see NS40NE 78.00, NS40SE 34.00 and NX49NE 17.00

Part of the target dragging system for the Loch Doon Gunnery School is situated on the slopes to the east of the loch. Other elements of this system are plotted on OS 1:10000 scale map sheets NX49NE, and NX 59SW.

Much of the system is visible on air photographs (RAF 106G/Scot/UK 172, 3222, 4220, flown 27 August 1946).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), August 2001.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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