Account of the Examination of a Relic Bed on the Mote of Ingleston, Kelton Parish, Kirkcudbright, from which was recovered a Padlock of tubular form; and a Note of similar Padlocks preserved in the National Museum of Antiquities
Wood Charcoal, Cinders Iron Nails, Pottery, Bone, Earthhouse, Slag, Iron Padlock, Crannog
A variety of objects were recovered including much wood charcoal, a few particles of calcined bone, a quantity of burnt or compressed clay and light slag or cinders, iron nails with a rhomboidal head at one end and a round nut hammered on at the other, fine red ware pottery and an iron padlock of well known medieval type. In addition to that found at Ingleston there are five specimens in the National Museum, none of which have hitherto been described or illustrated. Two may have come from a broch, one from an earth-house, one from a crannog and one is unprovenanced. The type discovered at Ingleston seems to have had a lengthy period of use.