MHG27546 - Hunspow, Heath Cottage


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  • POOR HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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User: Admin, Date: Fri 10 Mar 2000
ND27SW 68 2113 7286

The Poor House for the parish of Dunnet is depicted as roofed on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map, (Caithness, 1876, sheet 1), it is still shown roofed on the latest edition of the OS 1:10000 map, (1976) with a second building at right angles unroofed. The Ordnance Survey Name Book (ONB) states that the building was 'a temporary Poorhouse for destitute persons of this parish- those who have not sufficient means of properly providing such themselves' (ONB 1872).
Information from RCAHMS (DE) June 1997

Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 32, 196 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3364.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2113 7286 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND27SW
Civil Parish DUNNET
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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