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TITLE
Balmeanach 6 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 2nd Edition,1904
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_POCKETMUSEUM_039
PLACENAME
Balmeanach
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
1904
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13185
KEYWORDS
Pocket Museum
museums
Clan Donald Library
libraries
estates
Macdonalds
Skye
Armadale
Sleat
maps
Ordnance Survey
crofts
crofting
townships
Balmeanach
zoomable

This map, from 1904, shows the township of Balmeanach.

The first OS survey of Skye was done in the 1870s with a second survey undertaken in 1903. Maps were produced on the scale of 6 inch and 25 inch to the mile as well as one inch. Copies of these large-scale maps for most of Skye are in the Clan Donald Library and in the Dualchas collection for most of the whole of Skye and Lochalsh district

The Macdonald estate office had copies of these maps which they marked up with information. Some of the 25-inch maps were marked up with tenants' names. These were too large a scale to reproduce for Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum. They also marked up the 6-inch maps with the croft boundaries for certain townships.

Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum is a collection of notes, maps, photographs, illustrations and extracts from the archives which give an insight in to life on a highland estate. Clan Donald Library is located in a purpose built museum, the Museum of the Isles, in the grounds of Armadale Castle. The castle is situated in the heart of an estate, once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, on the Sleat Peninsula, in the south of the Isle of Skye.

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Balmeanach 6 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 2nd Edition,1904

INVERNESS: Portree

1900s

Pocket Museum; museums; Clan Donald Library; libraries; estates; Macdonalds; Skye; Armadale; Sleat; maps; Ordnance Survey; crofts; crofting; townships; Balmeanach; zoomable

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Pocket Museum (maps)

This map, from 1904, shows the township of Balmeanach.<br /> <br /> The first OS survey of Skye was done in the 1870s with a second survey undertaken in 1903. Maps were produced on the scale of 6 inch and 25 inch to the mile as well as one inch. Copies of these large-scale maps for most of Skye are in the Clan Donald Library and in the Dualchas collection for most of the whole of Skye and Lochalsh district<br /> <br /> The Macdonald estate office had copies of these maps which they marked up with information. Some of the 25-inch maps were marked up with tenants' names. These were too large a scale to reproduce for Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum. They also marked up the 6-inch maps with the croft boundaries for certain townships.<br /> <br /> Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum is a collection of notes, maps, photographs, illustrations and extracts from the archives which give an insight in to life on a highland estate. Clan Donald Library is located in a purpose built museum, the Museum of the Isles, in the grounds of Armadale Castle. The castle is situated in the heart of an estate, once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, on the Sleat Peninsula, in the south of the Isle of Skye.