MHG37 - Glencoe and North Lorn Museum


Thatched house, converted for use as a museum

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

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Cottage linked to byre, Thatch Roof, Cruck construction; two conjoined cottages forming museum. <1> <2>

Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum, from c.1700; a whitewashed pair of cottages, last lived in 1950s, restored from dereliction, re-thatched with heather and converted to a museum, 1971. The older on the west has some couples recreated; the east cottage dates from c.1750. Contemporary drystone byres to rear and west. <3>

Photographs were contributed by Martin Briscoe via the Highland HER Flickr group. <4>

A basic photographic record of the former house was taken by the Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum to accompany a planning application to replace the heather thatch of the building for straw. <5>

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Grid reference Centred NN 10160 58874 (20m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN15NW
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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