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Miller's Cairn

Miller's Cairn represents the remains of a crannog in The Machars of Dumfries and Galloway, 2½ miles (4 km) west of Sorbie. Once located in the former Dowalton Loch, it was named because it provided a measure of the levels of the loch, water from which was used to power nearby mills. When investigated in the 1860s. the crannog was found to comprise a surface of stones and soil over a substructure of oak piles, hazel branches and ferns, together with a causeway linking it to the shore. The crannog had a hearth and a Romano-British bronze basin was later found nearby in the loch, both at now to be found in the Museum of Scotland.


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