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TITLE
Clachan, Applecross
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0621
PLACENAME
Applecross
DISTRICT
Lochcarron
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Applecross
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32541
KEYWORDS
clachan
Applecross
Clachan, Applecross

The name Applecross is at least 1300 years old and is used locally to refer to the 19th century village with the pub and post office, lying on the small Applecross Bay, facing the Inner Sound, on the opposite side of which lies the Inner Hebridean island of Raasay.

The small River Applecross flows into the bay at Applecross. Applecross is also the name of the local estate.

A clachán is a type of small traditional settlement. It is usually defined as a small village lacking a church, post office, or other formal building. Their origin is unknown, but it is likely that they are of a very ancient root, most likely dating to medieval times. A true clachán would have been a cluster of small single storey cottages of farmers and/or fishermen.

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Clachan, Applecross

ROSS: Applecross

1930s; 1940s

clachan; Applecross

Highland Libraries

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The name Applecross is at least 1300 years old and is used locally to refer to the 19th century village with the pub and post office, lying on the small Applecross Bay, facing the Inner Sound, on the opposite side of which lies the Inner Hebridean island of Raasay. <br /> <br /> The small River Applecross flows into the bay at Applecross. Applecross is also the name of the local estate.<br /> <br /> A clachán is a type of small traditional settlement. It is usually defined as a small village lacking a church, post office, or other formal building. Their origin is unknown, but it is likely that they are of a very ancient root, most likely dating to medieval times. A true clachán would have been a cluster of small single storey cottages of farmers and/or fishermen.