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TITLE
Housing on the Island of Mull
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_94157_09_02
PLACENAME
Mull
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38805
KEYWORDS
dwellings
Argyll
thatching
Housing on the Island of Mull

Particular to the Island of Mull were cottages with one end a square gable and the other rounded. Sometimes a building of this design would be much longer and incorporate a living room, sleeping room and a cow byre.

Above the framework of the house was placed a layer of sods and then of thatch. In more exposed areas, and where cottages had rounded ends, the thatch was secured by rods, usually of hazel, held down loops of split and twisted hazel twig. On houses with gable ends the thatching was completed by a row of divots laid along the edge of the gable over the thatch. In the windiest areas the thatch was secured by ropes weighted with stones


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Housing on the Island of Mull

ARGYLL

dwellings; Argyll; thatching

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

Particular to the Island of Mull were cottages with one end a square gable and the other rounded. Sometimes a building of this design would be much longer and incorporate a living room, sleeping room and a cow byre. <br /> <br /> Above the framework of the house was placed a layer of sods and then of thatch. In more exposed areas, and where cottages had rounded ends, the thatch was secured by rods, usually of hazel, held down loops of split and twisted hazel twig. On houses with gable ends the thatching was completed by a row of divots laid along the edge of the gable over the thatch. In the windiest areas the thatch was secured by ropes weighted with stones <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><br />