MHG61406 - Fishermans cottage - Port Henderson fishing village


Fishermans cottage reused as a crofting outhouse (Croft 21 known as 'Lota Pheat Uilleam Mhic Mhaoilean’) at Port Henderson

Type and Period (1)

  • FISHERMANS COTTAGE (19th Century - 1815 AD to 1815 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A crofting township comprising forty-five roofed, three partially roofed and twelve unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire 1881, sheet lvi). Thirty-eight roofed, three partially roofed and fifteen unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 25 April 1996

Created in 1815 as a fishing village by taking portions of the lands of South Erradale and Ardrishaig, later extended into a crofting township. ‘Streets’ of cottages along the foreshore, backed by small plots of land, indicate the original fishing village, while the grid pattern of crofting lots lies to east and west.
Wester Ross Project - Cathy Dagg, 23/03/04

A detailed survey of Port Henderson was undertaken in 2011 by Buchanan, J. Buchanan, M. and Macinnes, A. with research by Wentworth, R. and Malone, D. <1>

1815 Fishermans cottage. Some of the fishing village and garden area was reused as Croft 21 known as 'Lota Pheat Uilleam Mhic Mhaoilean'. <2>

The ruins are situated at the north end of croft 21 just above the rocky shoreline and are a continuation of the (1815 fishing) village spread along the coast around the bay. <3>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <4>

1st Edition OS 6" <5>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7497 7375 (7m by 7m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG77SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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