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TITLE
Detail of Thatched Cottage, Ardtun, Mull
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94157_05_11
PLACENAME
Mull
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38777
KEYWORDS
house
housing
crofthouse
blackhouse
Detail of Thatched Cottage, Ardtun, Mull

This image is from the collection of historian and folklorist Isabel F Grant and shows a dilapidated thatched cottage on the isle of Mull. In her book 'Highland Folk Ways', I F Grant describes the various types of buildings traditional to the Highlands and surrounding areas and details their methods of construction.

Grant describes the style of cottage pictured as being unique to the isle of Mull. She states that these cottages are "of a hybrid type, with one end rounded and the other with a square gable." This image shows the distinctive chimney construction that was a feature of this type of building.


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Detail of Thatched Cottage, Ardtun, Mull

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

house; housing; crofthouse; blackhouse

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

This image is from the collection of historian and folklorist Isabel F Grant and shows a dilapidated thatched cottage on the isle of Mull. In her book 'Highland Folk Ways', I F Grant describes the various types of buildings traditional to the Highlands and surrounding areas and details their methods of construction.<br /> <br /> Grant describes the style of cottage pictured as being unique to the isle of Mull. She states that these cottages are "of a hybrid type, with one end rounded and the other with a square gable." This image shows the distinctive chimney construction that was a feature of this type of building. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a>