MHG17106 - Keeper's Cottage, Loch Fleet


Early C19 lock keepers cottage and later post office.

Type and Period (2)

  • LOCK KEEPERS COTTAGE (Built, 19th Century - 1801 AD to 1850 AD)
  • POST OFFICE (In use, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1874 AD? to 1977 AD)

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Sluice-keepers cottage, also served as The Mound post office when the Dornoch light railway operated to its junction with the main line between 1902 and 1960. It was occupied by sluice-keeper and postmaster Wallace Mackay until 1983. The last postal delivery was made in 1977. Access to the cottage, and the former stationmaster's house, is over the Thomas Telford-designed "stagecoach" bridge.
(Press & Journal, 15/01/02)
Information provided by J Aitken: 16/01/02

Extensively restored in 1988 by R I Beaton <1>.

Yellow rendered sandstone building. Single storey with slated roof. Currently in use and very well maintained. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7758 9824 (19m by 21m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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