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Loch Doon

Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Loch Doon

Classification Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Loch Doon Storage Works; Loch Doon, Reservoir; River Doon; Galloway Hydro-electric Scheme

Canmore ID 298777

Site Number NX49NE 20

NGR NX 49 97

NGR Description Centred NX 49 97

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Straiton (Cumnock And Doon Valley)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NX49NE 20 centred 49 97

Loch Doon (Reservoir)

(Top water level 215 metres above Newlyn datum) [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1978.

Extends onto map sheets NS04SE, and NX59SW.

See also:

NS40SE 34.00 NS 47721 01398 to NS 47757 01533 North Dam

NX49NE 1 NX 4943 9655 Donald's Isle

NX49SE 1 NX 4882 9475 and NX 4851 9501 Loch Doon Castle

NX49SE 10 NX c. 488 947 Iron axe etc.

NX49SE 11 NX c. 499 947 Logboats

NX49SE 12 NX c. 486 940 Boat (possible) etc.

NX59NW 43 NX 50505 99160 to NX 50975 99219 Muck Burn Dam

NX59NW 44.00 NX 50221 97438 to NX 52150 97360 Loch Doon Tunnel

NX59NW 44.01 NX 50221 97439 Loch Doon Tunnel, Intake

Catchment area: 80 sq miles [207 sq km]

Top water surface: 705ft [215m] OD

Surface area: 2250 acres [911 ha]

Storage capacity: 15,000 million gallons [68190 million litres]

Anon. 1934 ['Galloway Water Power Scheme']

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, supplying water to the Water of Deugh, and thence to power stations at Kendoon [NX68NW 105.00], Carsfad [NX68NW 26.00], Earlstoun [NX68SW 147.00], and Tongland [NX65SE 86.00].

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 October 2005.

Gibb and Partners et al. 1937.

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