MHG57053 - WWI Women's Sick Quarters - Invergordon Dockyard Accommodation area


The WWI women's sick quarters in the Invergordon Dockyard accommodation area

Type and Period (1)

  • SICK QUARTERS (Built, First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

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  • None recorded

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The WWI women's sick quarters in the Invergordon Dockyard Accommodation area

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. A number of women worked at the Invergordon dockyard during WWI, as builders, machinests, generating station power workers, as well as more traditional rolls as cooks, cleaners and office help. A WWI Naval plan in private possession shows that a Women's Sick Quarters was situated in the accommodation area, between the Barrack master's Office and the Sweeper's Hut. It is not known when it was demolished. <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 7137 6880 (9m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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