MHG56992 - Caretaker's Cottage - Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon


Site of the Caretaker's Cottage for the Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon. Now demolished.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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Site of the Caretaker's Cottage for the Seabank Tank Farm, Invergordon. Now demolished.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A cottage was situated to the east of the Generating House, between Tanks 1 and 10, within the fenced area of the Seabank Tank Farm. On a WWI Naval plan in private possession it is labelled 'Caretaker's Cottage'. The house is shown on aerial photos of 1930 and 1947 (with the laundry pegged on a line) and 1978. <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 7084 6876 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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