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Oxgang, East Dunbartonshire

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Oxgang, East Dunbartonshire

An oxgang or bovate is an old land measurement formerly used in Scotland and England. It averaged around 20 English acres, but was based on land fertility and cultivation, and so could be as low as 15. Skene in Celtic Scotland says: "in the eastern district there is a uniform system of land denomination consisting of 'dabhachs', 'ploughgates' and 'oxgangs', each 'dabhach' consisting of four 'ploughgates' and each 'ploughgate' containing eight 'oxgangs'.
Administrative CountyEast Dunbartonshire
Traditional CountyDunbartonshire
OS GridNS6673
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde

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