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Site Name Kinross

Classification Logboat

Alternative Name(s) Bowton

Canmore ID 27910

Site Number NO10SW 6

NGR NO 112 022

NGR Description NO c. 112 022

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Kinross
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Kinross-shire

Archaeology Notes

NO10SW 6 c. 112 022

Not to be confused with the logboat from Loch Leven (NO c. 13 01), for which see NO10SW 13.

An ancient canoe, still to be seen (1901) in the entrance hall of Kinross House (Fife 26 NW 4) was found at Bowton near Kinross while excavating for the construction of the Devon Valley Railway.

R B Begg 1901

This canoe is not in Kinross Museum and Mrs Purvis Russell Montgomery, Kinross House has no knowledge of it. No further information.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 19 December 1963.

(Location formerly cited as NO 1468 0386; amended to NO c. 112 022). About 1862 a logboat was discovered during the construction of the Devon Valley railway across an area of NE-sloping clayland at an altitude of about 125m OD near the former farmsteads of Bowton. The boat was taken to Kinross House but is now lost.

OS 6-inch map, Fife and Kinross, 1st edition (1857-66), sheet xxii; R Burns-Begg 1901; R J C Mowat 1996.


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