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TITLE
Thatched Cottages, Kildonan, 1902
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_97107_09_07
PLACENAME
Kildonan
DISTRICT
South Uist
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: South Uist
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38846
KEYWORDS
house
housing
horse
cart
fence
fencing
Thatched Cottages, Kildonan, 1902

This image is from the collection of historian and folklorist Isabel F Grant and is titled 'Cottages at Kildonan'. There are a number of settlements in Scotland by the name of Kildonan, and it is not clear in which one this photograph was taken although the likelihood is that it is the one on South Uist.

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. The row of cottages pictured appear to be of a type that emerged in the eighteenth century. This style of cottage can be recognised by its square ends, triangular gables and especially by the chimney flues in the gable ends. Like these cottages, many of this type of building were thatched, although many others had slated rooves. Two of the cottages have porches added, one constructed of wood, the other stone-built.


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Thatched Cottages, Kildonan, 1902

INVERNESS: South Uist

house; housing; horse; cart; fence; fencing

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 is titled 'Cottages at Kildonan'. There are a number of settlements in Scotland by the name of Kildonan, and it is not clear in which one this photograph was taken although the likelihood is that it is the one on South Uist.<br /> <br /> 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. The row of cottages pictured appear to be of a type that emerged in the eighteenth century. This style of cottage can be recognised by its square ends, triangular gables and especially by the chimney flues in the gable ends. Like these cottages, many of this type of building were thatched, although many others had slated rooves. Two of the cottages have porches added, one constructed of wood, the other stone-built. <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 />