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TITLE
Ross of Mull Thatched Cottage
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94157_06_02
PLACENAME
Ross of Mull
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38780
KEYWORDS
houses
dwellings
buildings
cottages
Ross of Mull Thatched Cottage

The Ross of Mull stretches approximately 20 miles to the south and west of Mull. It reaches from the southern foot of Benmore out to Fionnphort. 'Ross' comes from the Gaelic for promontory or peninsula.

Thatching was a common way to roof houses as the material was light and did not put unnecessary weight on the walls. Older cottages did not have gable ends or chimneys because the fire inside was in the middle of the floor. The growth of wall fireplaces meant an increase in the number of thatched houses with gable ends and a chimney


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Ross of Mull Thatched Cottage

ARGYLL: Kilfinchen and Kilvickeon

houses; dwellings; buildings; cottages

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

The Ross of Mull stretches approximately 20 miles to the south and west of Mull. It reaches from the southern foot of Benmore out to Fionnphort. 'Ross' comes from the Gaelic for promontory or peninsula.<br /> <br /> Thatching was a common way to roof houses as the material was light and did not put unnecessary weight on the walls. Older cottages did not have gable ends or chimneys because the fire inside was in the middle of the floor. The growth of wall fireplaces meant an increase in the number of thatched houses with gable ends and a chimney <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>