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Type of record:Building
Name:Garva Barracks


Listed Building Record - photograph  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsOld Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland CouncilSite visit June 2009 (photo by Sylvina Tilbury)  © Highland CouncilSite visit June 2009 (photo by Sylvina Tilbury)  © Highland CouncilSite visit June 2009 (photo by Sylvina Tilbury)  © Highland Council


Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 57 KB)
Grid Reference:NN 5280 9430
Map Sheet:NN59SW
Civil Parish:LAGGAN

Monument Types

  • INN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 4283: Garva Barracks, Garvamore; Listed Building (A) 6899: Garvamore "barracks"


  • Survival: ROOFED BUILDING (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Building at Risk: 1110 Garvamore Barracks
  • Historic Environment Record: MHG4486
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 24317
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NN59SW0002

Full description

Access Audit 37 - HAW 11/2003

NN59SW 3 5280 9431.
The Barracks, Garvamore: A keeper's house at one time an inn, now disused. Long 2 storey range, old stonework patched and cemented, plain gables, 5 small rectangular upper windows.
Bldgs of Arch or Hist Interest Laggan parish 1964 3 no 17 (Scot Dev Dept)

BAS Local Plan, Sept. 1997: P18/2.5.8. Countryside Management.
POLICY - The Council propose to provide visitor facilities in association with the above features of interest, subject to Ancient Scheduled Monument Consent, where appropriate.
J Aitken : 24/05/01.

This former inn or kingshouse was used at one time as a keeper's house (Salmond 1938), allowed to increasingly fall into disrepair (Taylor 1976) and then subject to restoration (Baker and Baker). It is believed to have been used as a barracks, although in fact it was used by both soldiers and civilians who had to cross the pass (Taylor 1976). Once the Corrieyairack became a drove road, the drovers used Garvamore as a 'stance' for overnighting their cattle, as water and grazing were available. It is thought that the long two storey building dates from 1740. The restoration work of this monument has involved patching and cementing the stonework and repairing the roof.
Visited by OS March 1979.
J B Salmond 1938; W Taylor 1976; J and A Baker 1982; M Logie (Highland Council) 1997; NMRS MS/1007/4.

Tilbury, S, 2009-11, Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 12/06/2009 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24247.

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