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)
  • VILLAGE HALL? (Built, 20th Century - 1906 AD to 1969 AD)
  • GARAGE? (Built, 20th Century - 1906 AD to 1969 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred ND 2306 6076 (19m by 29m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND26SW
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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