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Galloway peat spade

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Peat spades of a particular type were used in Galloway during the 19th century.  They had a heart-shaped blade with one side turned up at right angles to form a sloping wing.  This spade was used at Markdhu, Glenwhilly and Glenluce, Wigtownshire.
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.496
Digital Number:
SRMA009a, SRMA009b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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