Carlingwark Lane Canal

(Carlingwark Canal, Carlingwark Lane)

The Carlingwark Lane Canal (or Carlingwark Canal) cuts across Carlingwark Moss, to the west of Castle Douglas, connecting Carlingwark Loch to the River Dee in the S of Dumfries and Galloway. Opened in 1765, it is 1¼ miles (2.1 km) in length and was constructed by Sir Alexander Gordon of Culvennan to provide a link between Castle Douglas and New Galloway, via the Dee and another short canal at New Galloway. It was primarily used to transport marl (a lime-rich clay) to farms along the route. The canal was abandoned c. 1840.

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