MHG57004 - C19 Storehouse and WWI N.S.O. garage - 2 Ross Street, Invergordon


A C19 storehouse taken over by the admiralty and used as an N.S.O. garage in WWI.

Type and Period (2)

  • STOREHOUSE (19th Century to First World War - 1875 AD? to 1914 AD?)
  • GARAGE (First World War - 1914 AD? to 1918 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A C19 storehouse taken over by the admiralty and used as part of an N.S.O. garage in WWI.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A building on the corner of Cylde Street and Ross Street is labelled 'Store' on a WWI Naval plan in private collection. It was taken over by the Admiralty, together with the N.S.O. Garage it abuts, situated just to the south on Ross Street. The buildings appear to be depicted on the 1st and 2nd edition OS maps. They are also shown on a 1930 aerial photo. New housing is currently on the site. <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 7083 6851 (11m by 31m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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