MHG60907 - Nursery Cottage, Creich


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Type and Period (2)

  • NURSERY GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COTTAGE GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

There was a nursery at Creich on the Duke of Sutherland’s property . Nursery Cottage appears on the 1st and 2nd edition OS maps. The 1st edition OS map(1870s) appears to show a laid out garden with three rows of large trees behind the cottage, and depicts a well. Gavin Suggett has located the well; it is a simple depression, not a stone lined structure. In living memory the house was known as Forester’s Cottage (Margaret Thomson).
An account of receipts and payments of 1857 also records ‘Forester’s House Creech’ (NLS Dep. 313/1881). (Information from Malcolm Bangor-Jones)
The house is now covered with ivy. In the Sutherland papers there are record of payments to workers in the nursery from 1835-37; thereafter tree seedlings appear to have been bought in from nurseries in Cromarty and Forres. In 1882 there is a reference to ‘cleaning of the nursery’ as a job planned for that year. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6472 8917 (66m by 66m)
Map sheet NH68NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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