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TITLE
"Viewhill", the home of Joseph Mitchell
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_789
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
SYHA
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27497
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway
HR

HRS
"Viewhill", the home of Joseph Mitchell

1 Old Edinburgh Road, Joseph Mitchell's House, as Youth Hostel.

Civil engineer, Joseph Mitchell was born in Forres in 1803 and educated in Inverness and Aberdeen. He assisted Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834) in the construction of the Caledonian Canal and went on to hold the post of Inspector of Highland Roads and Bridges for 40 years from 1824. He was responsible for creating the network of parliamentary roads. As engineer to the Scottish Fisheries Board, he was responsible for improving many harbours throughout the country. He was also involved in the surveying and construction of railways, including the line between Perth and Inverness. He served as Engineer to the Highland Railway. He died in 1883.

In October 2007, after lying empty for some time, it was severely damaged by fire.

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"Viewhill", the home of Joseph Mitchell

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s

Highland Railway; HR; ; HRS

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

1 Old Edinburgh Road, Joseph Mitchell's House, as Youth Hostel.<br /> <br /> Civil engineer, Joseph Mitchell was born in Forres in 1803 and educated in Inverness and Aberdeen. He assisted Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834) in the construction of the Caledonian Canal and went on to hold the post of Inspector of Highland Roads and Bridges for 40 years from 1824. He was responsible for creating the network of parliamentary roads. As engineer to the Scottish Fisheries Board, he was responsible for improving many harbours throughout the country. He was also involved in the surveying and construction of railways, including the line between Perth and Inverness. He served as Engineer to the Highland Railway. He died in 1883.<br /> <br /> In October 2007, after lying empty for some time, it was severely damaged by fire.