MHG15387 - MacRobert House (now Highland Folk Museum) - Duke Street, Kingussie


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  • HOUSE (Constructed, 19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD) + Sci.Date

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A listed former house, dating to c.1840 In Duke Street, Kingussie. Now forms part of the Highland Folk Museum.

The building was listed at category C(S) in 1971.

MacRobert house was one of twenty sites to have been part of the SCOT2K Native Pine Dendrochronology Project. One of the aims of this project included dating and provenancing of native Scottish pine timbers in buildings and archaeological sites and dates were found to range from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, from high-status castles to modest cruck cottages. They were mostly located in the Highlands where Scots pine occurs naturally and so these areas were more likely to have had native pine used in buildings, although an early example of long-distance transport is also identified. More widely in Scotland, many historic buildings are dominated by imported timber from the 15th century onwards, and native timbers may be under recognised, something the project is helping to address. Native pine, from MacRobert house was dendrochronologically dated to the 19th century, with a felling date of 1849 . It is an example of the continued development of the improvement era planned villages, the 'New Towns' of the Highlands. <1> Summary of results <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7600 0067 (15m by 21m)
Map sheet NH70SE

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