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TITLE
Melness House
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0049
PLACENAME
Melness
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
1914
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31932
KEYWORDS
postcards
houses
crofting
clearances
Melness House

This postcard, written on 14th August 1914, shows Melness House.

This late Georgian farmhouse was built by John Scobie, tacksman. Dating from about 1780, additions were made in about 1845.

Melness is a scattered, crofting township on the west side of Tongue Bay on the far north coast of Sutherland. It was originally settled by families removed from their land during the Clearances.

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Melness House

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1900s

postcards; houses; crofting; clearances

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard, written on 14th August 1914, shows Melness House.<br /> <br /> This late Georgian farmhouse was built by John Scobie, tacksman. Dating from about 1780, additions were made in about 1845.<br /> <br /> Melness is a scattered, crofting township on the west side of Tongue Bay on the far north coast of Sutherland. It was originally settled by families removed from their land during the Clearances.