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Loch Arthur

Tripod Vessel(S) (Bronze)

Site Name Loch Arthur

Classification Tripod Vessel(S) (Bronze)

Canmore ID 65469

Site Number NX96NW 2

NGR NX 904 688

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish New Abbey
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX96NW 2 904 688.

Two medieval bronze tripod cooking pots were recovered from Loch Arthur (NX 904 688) prior to the period 1840-4; they were originally in the hands of D Hamilton Craik of Arbigland, the land-owner. Their present location is not known, but a third vessel from this loch (also known as Lochend Loch or Lotus Loch) is in Dumfries Museum, donated in 1852. It is of a probable 15th century type. (See also NX96NW 1.)

J Williams 1971; NSA 1845 (J Hamilton)


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