MHG53002 - Corrugated iron shed, Brabsterdorran

Summary

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))

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>


<1> Wright, A P K, 2008, Caithness Redundant Buildings Inventory, p 85, photo (Text/Report). SHG23751.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1906, Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Caithness (Image/Map). SHG23362.


<3> Ordnance Survey, 1964-73, Ordnance Survey 25 inch map: Epoch 5a (Image/Map). SHG23419.


<4> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.


<5> Tilbury, S, 2009-11, Photographs by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer, 21/08/2009 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24247.

Sources/Archives (5)

Map

Location

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

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