MHG56961 - WWI S.C.E.'s Garage - 43 Clyde Street, Invergordon


WWI Superintending Civil Engineer's garage.

Type and Period (1)

  • GARAGE (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

WWI Superintending Civil Engineer's garage.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A wartime plan in private collection shows a building fronting Clyde Street labelled S.C.E. (Superintending Civil Engineer) Garage. There is a building on the 2nd edition OS map (surveyed 1902) at this location, but the outline on the wartime plan appears bigger. The current building on the site shows no evidence of being a garage in the past. <1>

At least three versions of a WWI Naval plan survive, two in private collection which probably date to wartime, and one in the National Archives (MPI 1/641/4) which dates to 1921. On all three the buildings taken over or built by the Navy are shaded, but there are a few discrepancies between the plans. One of the plans in private collection has enlarged details, but only shows the Admiralty buildings and not others in the town. Valuation Rolls also indicate some buildings not shaded on our plans were taken over by the military. It is clear from contemporary photographs that the army built additional buildings, particularly north of Cromlet Drive. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7076 6852 (7m by 6m)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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