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TITLE
Corrugated iron church, Syre (interior)
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WDOWNIE_005
PLACENAME
Syre
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Farr
DATE OF IMAGE
2000
PERIOD
2000s
SOURCE
W Downie
ASSET ID
30184
KEYWORDS
The Disruption
Free Church
prefabrication
prefabricated buildings
Corrugated iron church, Syre (interior)

This corrugated iron church is at Syre, Strathnaver, in Sutherland. It was built by Frederick Braby & Company, Glasgow, in 1891.

From 1842 to 1929 the Church in Scotland experienced a series of secessions and schisms. Consequently, many new church buildings were needed and in the remoter areas of the Highlands and Islands it was easier and quicker to erect prefabricated corrugated iron churches. Manufacturers included Braby & Company, and R. R. Speirs, both of Glasgow. Between 1908 and 1914 Speirs and Co. alone supplied 75, of which at least 8 remain today

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Corrugated iron church, Syre (interior)

SUTHERLAND: Farr

2000s

The Disruption; Free Church; prefabrication; prefabricated buildings

W Downie

This corrugated iron church is at Syre, Strathnaver, in Sutherland. It was built by Frederick Braby & Company, Glasgow, in 1891.<br /> <br /> From 1842 to 1929 the Church in Scotland experienced a series of secessions and schisms. Consequently, many new church buildings were needed and in the remoter areas of the Highlands and Islands it was easier and quicker to erect prefabricated corrugated iron churches. Manufacturers included Braby & Company, and R. R. Speirs, both of Glasgow. Between 1908 and 1914 Speirs and Co. alone supplied 75, of which at least 8 remain today