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Loch Doon Gunnery School, Loch Doon, Jetty And Buildings

Building(S) (First World War), Pier (First World War)

Site Name Loch Doon Gunnery School, Loch Doon, Jetty And Buildings

Classification Building(S) (First World War), Pier (First World War)

Canmore ID 331338

Site Number NX49NE 26

NGR NX 47986 99728

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

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (12 June 2013)

A harbour for the school’s motor boats was built south of Beoch farm but its precise location in lost.

A large area from south of Beoch farm to near the Garpel Burn in the south was occupied by the offices and accommodation for the civilian contractor, McAlpine. Up to 1300 men lived and worked here. Little is visible of this large settlement of huts.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 12 June 2013.


Note (12 June 2013)

For other parts of the Gunnery School see NS40NE 78.00; NS40SE 44.00 NX49NE 17.00, 23, 24, 25, 27 and NX49SE 36.

Visible on 25cm Orthorectified AP during low water level conditions on Loch Doon are the remains of a jetty and to the S are the remains of at least three buildings. The buildings may belong to the civilian contractor, MacAlpine, engaged to built the gunnery school.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 12 June 2013.

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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