MHG55586 - Goods yard, Strathpeffer Station

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  • GOODS YARD (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

Following the establishment of the Strathpeffer branch line in 1885, extensive sidings for goods, such as coal, paraffin and oil, etc., grew up on the north side of the station (MHG6292). They are clearly depicted on the 2nd edition OS map. One of the two goods sheds was located under the present Peffery House. There were two coal merchants in Strathpeffer - Roy Munro and then Willie Kennedy who ran Ben Wyvis Garage and then Spa Motors. Jock Henderson, who lived at Kinnettas, used his horse and cart to carry luggage and the large amounts of goods of all kinds that came by railway between the station and the various hotels before WWII. A path from the station to the Ben Wyvis Hotel (MHG7864) allowed the porters to walk up to the hotel.

Information from Kitty Campbell; Duncan Finlayson;Neil Macdonald, ARCH Remembering Strathpeffer Project, 2011.

Messrs John D. Wood & Co., 1949. Strathpeffer, Ross-shire. The Holiday Resort of the Northern Highlands. Part of the Strathpeffer Estate. For Sale by Auction as a Whole or in Lots <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NH 4862 5840 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH45NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish FODDERTY

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