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Deugh Tunnel, Intake And Dam

Dam (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Deugh Tunnel, Intake And Dam

Classification Dam (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Doon-deugh Tunnel Works; Water Of Deugh Intake Works; Deugh Intake; Deugh Dam; Loch Doon Reservoir; Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme

Canmore ID 276243

Site Number NX59NW 47

NGR NX 54598 98381

NGR Description NX 54598 98381 and NX 54659 98378

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

NX59NW 47 54598 98381 and 54659 98378

Dam [NAT] (at NX 5465 9837)

OS 1:10,000 map, 1977

For Loch Doon, Reservoir (centred NX 49 97) and associated structures, see NX49NE 20.

For Loch Doon tunnel (NX 50221 97438 to NX 52150 97360) and Drumjohn pipeline (NX 52150 97360 to NX 52547 97517) to W, see NX59NW 44.00 and NX59NW 45 respectively.

For Deugh Tunnel (NX 52547 97517 to NX 54583 98366), see NX59NW 46.

Not to be confused with Kendoon Loch, Norh Dam (NX69SW 90.00, at NX 60585 90581), which has also been known as Deugh Dam.

The pre-existing Loch Doon was dammed and the water level raised to form a major element of stage II of the Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme. This structure forms part of the link between the Water of Deugh and Loch Doon.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 24 October 2005.

Gibb and Partners et al. 1937.


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