MHG57045 - WWI C.C.'s Plumbers Shop - Invergordon Dockyard


The WWI C.C.'s plumbers shop in Invergordon Dockyard.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The WWI C.C.'s plumbers shop in Invergordon Dockyard.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. The Dockyard workshops to the south of High Street comprised a number of specialist workshops, some quite large, used for ship repairs. Plans from WWI and WWII in private collection allow functions to be assigned in some cases. A WWI Naval plan in private possession shows the C.C.'s Plumbers Shop and C.C.'s Copper Shop, within its own enclosure to the south of the Fitting Shop and at a slightly different alignment. The enclosure appears on an aerial photo of 1930, but the buildings have been demolished. A large L-shaped building is depicted within the enclosure on a WWII plan in private possession. <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 7110 6855 (20m by 5m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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