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Drumjohn Power Station

Hydroelectric Power Station (Modern)

Site Name Drumjohn Power Station

Classification Hydroelectric Power Station (Modern)

Alternative Name(s) Carsphairn Lane; Drumjohn Knowe; Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme

Canmore ID 276257

Site Number NX59NW 48

NGR NX 52197 97353

NGR Description NX c. 52197 97353

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 48 c. 52197 97353

For Drumjohn siphon (NX 52150 97360 to NX 52547 97517), see NX59NW 45.

This small power station was constructed (by the South of Scotland Electricty Board) in 1983-4 as the first hydro-electric power station to be bult by them. It uses water released from the Drumjohn needle valve (part of NX59NW 45) into Carsphairn Lane, and is designed for unmanned operation.

G Hill 1984.

The location of this building could not be accurately established from the available map evidence. It is probably to be equated with a building at NX 52197 97353, on the W side of the Carsphairn Lane, and falls within the area of the field-system NX59NW 18..

This power station may be considered as a late addition to the Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 October 2005.


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