Category:Lochlea, South Ayrshire
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English: Lochlea was situated in a a low lying area between the farms and dwellings of Lochlea and Lochside in the Parish of Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, Scotland. The loch was natural, sitting in a hollow created by glaciation. The loch waters ultimately drained via Fail Loch, the Mill Burn, and the Water of Fail. It is well documented due to the presence of a crannog, excavated and documented circa 1878, and its association with the poet Robert Burns who lived here for several years whilst his father was the tenant. Lochlea lies two and a half miles north east of Tarbolton, and just over 3 miles northwest of Mauchline.