MHG53002 - Corrugated iron shed, Brabsterdorran
A large corrugated iron shed that could have been a workshop or garage.
Type and Period (3)
- WORKSHOP? (Built, 20th Century - 1906 AD to 1969 AD (at some time))
- VILLAGE HALL? (Built, 20th Century - 1906 AD to 1969 AD (at some time))
- GARAGE? (Built, 20th Century - 1906 AD to 1969 AD (at some time))
- None recorded
This building is included in the Caithness Redundant Buildings Inventory as an example of a freestanding corrugated iron structure, which are not common in Caithness compared with other parts of North Highland. "Near to the crossroads at Brabsterdorran there is a large corrugated iron shed with its walls propped up with timber shoring to prevent the roof from spreading, that could have been a workshop, or garage." <1>
The building is first depicted on the 5th edition Ordnance Survey map c.1969. <2><3>
It has been suggested that it may have been built as the original United Free Church, but the evidence does not support this (see MHG37092). <4><5>
- <1> Text/Report: Wright, A P K. 2008. Caithness Redundant Buildings Inventory. The North Highland Initiative. . Digital. p 85, photo.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1964-73. Ordnance Survey 25 inch map: Epoch 5a. Digital.
- <4> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer.
- <5> Image/Photograph(s): Tilbury, S. 2009-11. Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer. Colour. . Digital. 21/08/2009.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2306 6076 (19m by 29m)|
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