MHG57054 - WWI Barrack Master's Office and Stores - Invergordon


The WWI Barrack Master's Office and Stores in Invergordon

Type and Period (2)

  • OFFICE (Built, First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)
  • STOREHOUSE (Built, First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

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  • None recorded

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The WWI Barrack Master's Office and Stores in Invergordon

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. On a WWI Naval plan in private possesion, a building labelled Barrack Master's Office and Stores is shown within the dockyard accommodation area. The brick building survived until post WWII, and one wall was incorporated into the new house on the site. Its use in WWII is not known. <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 7133 6878 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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