Articles on land draining in South West Scotland

Below  – 30/10/1841 – Carlisle Journal – Article on land draining in Ayrshire. Early drain ‘tubes’ were made at Drongan Pottery. The article describes various methods for creating a drain and states that in 1841, Ayrshire could boast 54 tileworks.

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Below – 30/12/1846 –  Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Article on land draining in Ayrshire and recommending 2″ diameter tiles instead of the normally used 3″ diameter tiles.

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