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The Lochans

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The Lochans
Lochans is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Location within Dumfries an Gallowa
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounStranraer
Postcode destrictDG9
Diallin code01776-Unknown
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
54°51′59″N 5°00′48″W / 54.866389°N 5.013233°W / 54.866389; -5.013233Coordinates: 54°51′59″N 5°00′48″W / 54.866389°N 5.013233°W / 54.866389; -5.013233

The Lochans[1] ((in Inglis) Lochans) is a wee toun aboot 2.5 mile sooth o Stranrawer, in the auld coonty o Wigtounshire in Dumfries an Gallowa, Scotland.[2][3] Its name is fae "Lochan" is the Scots Gaelic wird for a wee loch.[citation needit]

Auries o Historical Significance

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The Lochans Mill in the 19t century wis a sma twa-flet range, wi waws made o stane grummel an ruift wi sclate. In the late 1700s it wis biigit as a meal mill. The wheel at its side wis made fae casten airn. The wheel hid sax spaiks an is muntit on a casten-airn aixle. The wheel is 12 fit across bi 4.5 fit wide. Awthing inby his been remuived so thare is no machinery.[4]


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  1. "Last Wednesday in July... the Show must go on!". Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press. 29 Julie 2020. Archived frae the original on 19 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/sc-46670-duchra-farm-gatepiers-gates-railings-and-/osmap
  4. http://dev.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/search_item/index.php?service=RCAHMS&id=60539[deid airtin]