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 (between))
- POST OFFICE (In use, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1874 AD? to 1977 AD (between))
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>
- --- SHG364 Text/Manuscript: Calder, Sinclair B.. 1974. The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland: A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900. The University of Strathclyde. Pg 53.
- <1> SHG23142 Text/Publication/Volume: Beaton, E. 1995. Sutherland: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. Paper (Original). 41.
- <2> SHG24912 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Shearer, I. 03/2010. East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 12/9/10. Digital. Site 111.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7758 9824 (19m by 21m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (3)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB7022 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14787 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/252351 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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