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TITLE
Thatched cottage on Croyard Road, Beauly
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0087
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31976
KEYWORDS
thatch
thatches
thatching
slate, thatched roof
thatched roofs
thatched cottages
postcards
Thatched cottage on Croyard Road, Beauly

This postcard shows a thatched cottage on Croyard Road in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

A century ago, thatched cottages were common in the Highland of Scotland.The thatch was made from whatever materials were available in the surrounding area, usually grass, heather, barley straw or rushes. It was tied into bundles, laid in an underlayer on the wooden beams and tied into place with wooden rods. A second layer would then be laid on top and a final layer added along the ridgeline.

During the Victorian era railways came to the Highlands, making it easier to transport slate at an affordable price. This caused a decline in the requirement for thatched roofs

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Thatched cottage on Croyard Road, Beauly

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1900s

thatch; thatches; thatching; slate, thatched roof; thatched roofs; thatched cottages; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a thatched cottage on Croyard Road in Beauly, Inverness-shire.<br /> <br /> A century ago, thatched cottages were common in the Highland of Scotland.The thatch was made from whatever materials were available in the surrounding area, usually grass, heather, barley straw or rushes. It was tied into bundles, laid in an underlayer on the wooden beams and tied into place with wooden rods. A second layer would then be laid on top and a final layer added along the ridgeline. <br /> <br /> During the Victorian era railways came to the Highlands, making it easier to transport slate at an affordable price. This caused a decline in the requirement for thatched roofs