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CAIRNSMORE OF CARSPHAIRN Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
Cairns Moor
James Sloan
Robert Wilson
Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 1845
Ainslies Map (1820)
005 [Situation] About ½ of a mile East of a small pool called Lochan
The largest as well as the highest mountain in Galloway with the exception of the "Merrick" it rises to an elevation of about 2696 feet above the level of the sea, and from its summit when the atmosphere is clear a most extensive view is obtained of many Counties of Scotland, The Isle of Man, Ailsa Craig, and a part of England and Ireland. The Surface of this mountain produce good pasturage, but very rocky, On the South side of it are a quantity of loose Stones of a bluish appearance which are called "Blue Stones" and near the summit are a number of Springs, two of them is known by the name of "Gold Wells" out of which, and other Small Streams in the locality, a Mr Dodd who was celebrated for his chimical skill, Collected a quantity of Gold, and converting it into some foreign Coin, but while doing so, he was disturbed by some Officers of the Crown sent to apprehend him in his lucrative retirement. On the summit of this mountain is a Trigl. [Trigonometrical] Station called by Trigl.[Trigonometerical] Party "Cairnsmuir on Deugh" About one Chain East of the Station is the remains of a Cairn of Stones, Said by the country to be the pile erected by Col. [Colonel] Colby R.E. [Royal Engineers] in 1814.

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Parish of Carsphairn

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