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Clachanmore is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Clachanmore shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Population 20 estimate
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stranraer
Postcode district DG9
Dialling code 01776-860
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54°46′43″N 4°58′52″W / 54.778549°N 4.981072°W / 54.778549; -4.981072Coordinates: 54°46′43″N 4°58′52″W / 54.778549°N 4.981072°W / 54.778549; -4.981072

Clachanmore is a village in the South Rhins of Galloway near Ardwell in the south west of Scotland. It has also been known as Low Ardwell.[1]

The name of the village means 'big village' (Clachan Mòr, in Gaelic) and may derive from a stone circle that formerly stood there;[2] there are remains of a circular enclosure on Barrack Knowe near High Clachanmore farmhouse.[3]

The old schoolhouse at Clachanmore

Clachanmore school is the most prominent building in the village. The building dates to 1831[4] and was the school for Ardwell. There is a small schoolmaster's house next door. Until 2003 it was an art gallery; it is now a private house.


  1. ^ Maria Trotter, ed. Saxon, Galloway Gossip Sixty Years Ago: Being a Series of Articles Illustrative of the Manners, Customs, and Peculiarities of the Aboriginal Picts of Galloway, Choppington, Northumberland: R. Trotter, 1877, OCLC 25797165, pp. 79-80.
  2. ^ Clachanmore, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
  3. ^ Barrack Knowe, High Clachanmore at ScotlandsPlaces.
  4. ^ Dumfries & Galloway: Summary of places of interest, CAST.