Author Topic: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire  (Read 736 times)

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Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« on: Monday 25 September 17 21:25 BST (UK) »
Hi,
   Does anyone have memories or heard anything about Coghead cottage ? a remote shepherd house, now a ruin.     regards Cathiemay

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 September 17 23:33 BST (UK) »
What timescale is involved (ie) when was it last inhabited ?
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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 03:02 BST (UK) »
There is this mention in a Gazetteer of Heritage Assets. Apparently it was thought that  Cogshead is in the centre of a possible Celtic burial ground, and was a farm in the C17, with ruins still visible.
NLEI-ES_Appendix-10.1-Heritage-Assets-within-Inner-Study-Area_PV.pdf

(asset#8)

Added: I seem to be having trouble getting the link to work, I'll try to attach it.  ;)

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 03:15 BST (UK) »
There is also this interesting blog about the Craignorth Martyrs , with a photo of the ruins at Cogshead.
https://drmarkjardine.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/the-craignorth-martyrs-near-sanquhar/

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 19:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Maddy,
             Thank you so much for replying to my e/mail. The attachment was so interesting. I wonder if there was an older house there in the days of the covenanters, as the one standing though a ruin, doesn't look old enough. I don't suppose we will ever know.
           cheers Cathiemay

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 September 17 23:12 BST (UK) »
Cogshead is shown on Wm Crawford map of 1804 along the Cogs Burn available ate NLS.

There is a plan of Cogshead and adjacent land from the 17th C that you can acquire at NRS which is one of only 2 entries.

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 21:01 BST (UK) »
Hi Don,
         Thank you for your e/mail. I shall have a look into NRS sometime soon. to find out a bit more.     regards Cathiemay

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 September 17 23:02 BST (UK) »
And lastly these two estate maps. 

In 1831 it is along the burn where it dips into a "V" but it is not labelled and by 1856 it no longer is no longer there.

http://maps.nls.uk/view/129392947 1831

http://maps.nls.uk/view/129393448 1856

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Re: Coghead cottage Wanlockhead/Sanquhar Dumfriesshire
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 28 September 17 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Don,
          Thank you so much for sending the maps.  I have had an enjoyable time looking at them. I really like looking at maps esp., old ones to see what used to  be there. Thanking you again for all  your trouble.     regards  Cathiemay