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Loch Doon
Loch Doon
Loch Doon
Loch Doon
Estate Map 1851
Mr N. McDonald
Mr John Gregg
D McKie Esq
Johnston's County Map
053 A well known loch in the ph. [parish] of [Straiton] property of the Marquis of Ailsa. It is [near] seven miles in length, average breadth ¾ [of] a mile Its principal supply is from two [large] streams which fall into it from the S. [South] side [of] Carrick Lane & Gallow Lane. Midway on [the] W. [West] Side it receives the Water of Loch Finlas from a stream called Garpoll Burn, and [from] the E. [East] side it is augmentsed by several rapid streams. A late Statistical Acct. [Account] of the [Parish] says - 'The sluices made about fifty years ago to regulate the egress of its [waters] have destroyed the bold outlet [had] when the stream poured over the rocky barrier, and laid bare a [-large] extent of generally useless land.' The E. [East] edge of the loch forms the boundary between the Counties of Ayr & Kirkcudbright

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