Loch Ochiltree

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Site Type CRANNOG (POSSIBLE)
Canmore ID 63034
Site Number NX37SW 3
NGR NX 3160 7415
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish PENNINGHAME
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District WIGTOWN
Former County WIGTOWNSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX37SW 3 3160 7415.

NX 3160 7415. A natural island bearing a probably prehistoric cairn-like erection of stones, 25 ft diameter, which seems to have been regularly built with large block demarcating its outline. It covers the greater part of the surface of the island.
RCAHMS 1912

At the E end of this small island is an area of stone about 7.0m in diameter and rising about 0.5m above the level of the loch. There is no evidence to support the view that the stone has been regularly constructed and it is not the remains of a cairn. It may however be the remains of a crannog although the stone appears to have been irregularly dumped and there is no trace of a causeway.
Visited by OS (SFS) 26 April 1976

 
Books and References

RCAHMS (1912) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Fourth report and inventory of monuments and constructions in Galloway, 1, county of Wigtown, Edinburgh
Page(s): 133, No.390 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV(4).R

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