MHG22431 - Mains of Mountgerald


A mid 19th-century, architect-designed steading complex with ancillary buildings.

Type and Period (6)

  • FARMSTEAD (Built, 19th Century - 1856 AD to 1856 AD)
  • DAIRY (Built, 19th Century - 1860 AD to 1860 AD)
  • LAUNDRY (Built, 19th Century - 1860 AD to 1860 AD)
  • STABLE (Built, 19th Century - 1860 AD to 1860 AD)
  • COACH HOUSE (Built, 19th Century - 1860 AD to 1860 AD)
  • HOUSE (Converted, 20th Century - 1989 AD? to 1989 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

ARCHITECTS: Ross & Joass (I.A. 3 April 1860) Stables, Coach House, etc
Ross & Joass (I.A. 18 May 1860) Laundry and Dairy

Photographs of the steading and an associated "cottage" to the south were submitted following comments from the Archaeology Unit on proposals for conversion and extension. The architect, Ian Rosie, advised that the buildings have been completely gutted within the last twenty years, framed and lined with new windows. Roofing has largely been replaced with concrete tiling, although one section remains under corrugated stell. <1>

These buildings are depicted on the 1st Ordnance Survey map of 1875 and are shown roofed on the 2nd edition map of 1904. <2><3>

The steading itself was built by Alexander Messer in 1856 (known then as Mountgerald Home Farm). The stables, coachhouse, laundry and dairy were built in 1860 by Ross & Joass. <4>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NH 5685 6140 (148m by 157m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH56SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KILTEARN

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