MHG57020 - WWI N.S.O. garage - off Tomich Street, Invergordon

Summary

A former WWI N.S.O. garage off Tomich Street, Invergordon.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A former WWI N.S.O. garage off Tomich Street, Invergordon.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A rectangular building situated off Tomich Road is shown on a WWI Naval plan in private possession. It is labelled N.S.O. Garage, one of three at the time used by the Admiralty (the others being nearby to the northwest and on Ross Street). It was gone by 1930 when an aerial photograph shows only foundations. By WWII this area had been landscaped to provide substantial berms for the oil tanks. <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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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7102 6873 (12m by 7m)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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