‘Fattening calves in Strathaven’

On the way back from Ayrshire we passed this ruin. Old maps have revealed that it was a farmhouse called Dykehead:


It must have still had roof up till the time of the outbreak of WWII:

Dykehead had been a prosperous farm as this report from 1819 indicates:

Newspapers often carry sad stories, such as this from 1906:

And this tragedy of 1928:

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