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TITLE
Corriemony
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_JANBELL_MAPS_005_004
PLACENAME
Corriemony
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22737
KEYWORDS
mansion
animal farms
agriculture
topography
habitation patterns
zoomable images

Corriemony is an area which has traditionally been less densely inhabited than Drumnadrochit, but has had a large agricultural value. The map demonstrates that there is less irrigation than Drumnadrochit has. Also it can be seen that whilst most of Drumnadrochit is built upon a low plane, which is between the Enrick and Coiltie, the land is generally uneven in Corriemony.

Subsequently, there was less habitation, but the area was used extensively for sheep-farming. The scale of the unfarmed land in the area can be seen by this map, and the amount of land covered in human habitation was largely insignificant.

The Seafield Estate built a large mansion in the area, but it is unknown if this was because of the sparse population or despite it. This was called Corriemony house, and is indicated here. However, this building was destroyed in later years.

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Corriemony

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1870s

mansion; animal farms; agriculture; topography; habitation patterns; zoomable images

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (maps)

Corriemony is an area which has traditionally been less densely inhabited than Drumnadrochit, but has had a large agricultural value. The map demonstrates that there is less irrigation than Drumnadrochit has. Also it can be seen that whilst most of Drumnadrochit is built upon a low plane, which is between the Enrick and Coiltie, the land is generally uneven in Corriemony.<br /> <br /> Subsequently, there was less habitation, but the area was used extensively for sheep-farming. The scale of the unfarmed land in the area can be seen by this map, and the amount of land covered in human habitation was largely insignificant. <br /> <br /> The Seafield Estate built a large mansion in the area, but it is unknown if this was because of the sparse population or despite it. This was called Corriemony house, and is indicated here. However, this building was destroyed in later years.