Lochspouts

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Site Type LOGBOAT
Canmore ID 116890
Site Number NS20NE 25
NGR NS 285 058
Council SOUTH AYRSHIRE
Parish KIRKOSWALD
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District KYLE AND CARRICK
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc NS c. 285 058

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Archaeological Notes

NS20NE 25 c. 285 058

About 1875 a logboat, which does not appear to survive, was discovered by Macfadzean during drainage operations on Lochspouts farm. The finder noted that it 'appeared small' and was 'roughly comparable' with the 'ruder forms' of the then-published examples from the River Clyde.
The exact location of the discovery and its relationship to the better-known crannog of the same name (NS20NE 8) were not recorded.
The area is one of undulating clayland and small lochs at an altitude of about 160m OD.
R Munro 1882; R J C Mowat 1996.

 
Books and References

Mowat, R J C (1996) The logboats of Scotland, with notes on related artefact types, Oxbow Monograph series, no. 68 Oxford
Page(s): 72, 111, 119, no. 134 tab. 1 Held at RCAHMS E.5.14.MOW

Munro, R (1882c) 'Notice of the excavation of a crannog at Lochspouts, near Kilkerran', Archaeol Hist Collect Ayr Wigton, vol.3
Page(s): 2

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