MHG56962 - Mr D.A.M. Ross Bakery - Invergordon


Mr D.A.M. Ross Bakery in Invergordon. It was taken over by the Admiralty in WWI.

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  • BAKERY (20th Century - 1901 AD? to 2000 AD?)

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Mr D.A.M. Ross Bakery in Invergordon. It was taken over by the Admiralty in WWI.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. D.A.M. Bakery on the corner of Clyde Street and King Street was well known in Invergordon. A wartime plan in private collection shows that it was taken over by the Admiralty during the war. Postings on the Invergordon Archive (see no. 1566) remember it as Slaters Bakery in the 1950s. It no longer survives. <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 7079 6851 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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