MHG34852 - Johan Cottage, Fort Augustus


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  • HOUSE (Undated)

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NH30NE 47 3807 0944

NH 3807 0943 Field recording and detailed laboratory analysis of this roof were undertaken as part of an ongoing archaeological analysis of Scottish thatched roofs. The building is potentially from the mid-18th century and was associated with the military garrison at Fort Augustus. The thatch has been protected under corrugated iron and was sampled by the Highland Vernacular Building Trust. Basal turves could relate to the initial construction of the cottage but it has evidently been rethatched with heather a number of times since. Several layers of turf or a composite mineral/organic material has been applied in thick layers over the ridge area.
Sponsor: Historic Scotland
T G Holden 1996

A roofed building is depicted on the 1st and 2nd editions of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1874, 1904, sheets lxviii).
Information from RCAHMS (KC) 17 March 1999.

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Grid reference Centred NH 3807 0942 (16m by 12m)
Map sheet NH30NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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