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TITLE
Croft House
EXTERNAL ID
PAN4_1
PLACENAME
unidentified
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20158
KEYWORDS
crofts
crofting
buildings
croft houses
land
rents
Crofters Commission
Napier Report
Croft House

A photograph of a man and a woman outside a croft house in the Western Isles. A croft was not a house but a piece of land. Usually a crofter owned his own house but only rented the land. Rent would be paid to a landlord and the crofter would share common grazings with other crofters in the township. This system had no security of tenure and a crofter could be evicted on a landlord's whim. In 1883 the Government appointed a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Crofting Conditions, the Napier Report. After the Napier Report the Crofters Commission was set up to deal with rent arrears, fair rents, compensation and the enlarging of holdings


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Croft House

crofts; crofting; buildings; croft houses; land; rents; Crofters Commission; Napier Report

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

A photograph of a man and a woman outside a croft house in the Western Isles. A croft was not a house but a piece of land. Usually a crofter owned his own house but only rented the land. Rent would be paid to a landlord and the crofter would share common grazings with other crofters in the township. This system had no security of tenure and a crofter could be evicted on a landlord's whim. In 1883 the Government appointed a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Crofting Conditions, the Napier Report. After the Napier Report the Crofters Commission was set up to deal with rent arrears, fair rents, compensation and the enlarging of holdings <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.