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The ruint windmill abuin the veelage.
Duncol Burn

Duncol (English: Duncow) is a clachan in the ceevil pairish o Kirkmahoe in the historical coonty o Dumfriesshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland. Locatit in the centre o the pairish,[1] Duncol wis a veelage in the 18t an 19t centurys,[2] an wis umwhile its maist populous sattlement. At the time whan the First Statistical Account of Scotland wis written the veelage haed atween 150 an 200 residenters.[1] By the time o the Third Statistical Account thare wis anely five hooses in the veelage.[1] It haes haed a schuil syne at least in appent in 1878 an haes a roll o 24.[3] The veelage post office closed in 1952.[1]

The name Duncol, first recordit in 1250,[4] is o Celtic oreegin, representin either the Cumbric dīn + coll[5] or the Scots Gaelic dùn-choll,[5] baith meanin "fort o hazels".[6]


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  1. a b c d Duncan, Walter (1962). "Chapter 12: The Parish of Kirkmahoe". In Houston, George (ed.). The County of Dumfries. The Third Statistical Account of Scotland. Glasgow: Collins. pp. 142.
  2. Gifford, John (2002) [1996]. Dumfries and Galloway. Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of Scotland. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 284. ISBN 9780300096712.
  3. "Duncow Primary School". Dumfries and Galloway Council. Archived frae the original on 30 Januar 2016. Retrieved 15 Mey 2015.
  4. Johnson-Ferguson, Edward (1935). The Place-Names of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries: Courier Press. p. 73.
  5. a b James, Alan G. (2014). The Brittonic Language in the Old North: A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence (PDF). Volume 2: Guide to the Elements. p. 108,144. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 September 2014.
  6. Watson, William J. (1925). "The Celts (British and Gael) in Dumfriesshire and Galloway" (PDF). Transactions and Journal of Proceedings of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. Third Series. XI: 143. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 31 August 2014.

Coordinates: 55°08′N 3°37′W / 55.133°N 3.617°W / 55.133; -3.617