MHG16115 - Cruck-Framed Cottage - Morilemor Farm


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  • CRUCK HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD) + Sci.Date

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Morilemor Farm 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. A cruck element, of native pine, from Morilemor farm (held at the Highland Folk Museum) was dendrochronologically dated to the late 18th century, with a felling date of 1779. This is one of a group of small cruck framed buildings whose dates cluster around the late 18th or 19th century. These composite cruck buildings all represent rural buildings of the post-improvement new order. <1> Summary of project. <2>

Renumbered from NH82NW0053

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Grid reference Centred NH 8039 2830 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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