MHG16576 - Flowerdale Barn

Summary

The earliest dated farm building in Wester Ross, built in 1730.

Type and Period (1)

  • BARN (Built, 18th Century - 1730 AD to 1730 AD)

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Full Description

Perhaps the earliest dated barn in Scotland, and certainly the earliest dated farm building in Wester Ross. Constructed by Alexander and Janet Mackenzie, who were married in 1730, the barn contains a loft door lintel with their initials, coat of arms and date. (Beaton 1992 p. 97)

Bibliography:
Beaton, Elizabeth 1992. Ross & Cromarty. An illustrated architectural guide, p. 97
Glendinning, Miles and Wade Martins, Susanna 2008. Buildings of the Land. Scotland's Farms 1750-2000, pp. 56-7. <1>


<1> Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), 08/2011, Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Gairloch, Site 15 (Collection/Project Archive). SHG25450.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 8148 7527 (50m by 50m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG87NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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