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TITLE
Thatched cottage at Ardelve
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_3_29_29
PLACENAME
Ardelve
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42038
KEYWORDS
barns
agricultural buildings
architecture
thatching
Thatched cottage at Ardelve

This much photographed cottage is situated in Ardelve, near the shoreline of Loch Alsh. Dating from about 1840, this Grade A listed building was occupied until the early 1990s.



The original thatch was made from heather and rushes but it is now thatched with rushes pinned with hazel wands. The cottage has a corrugated iron porch giving protection to the central door at the front.

There is a chimney at each gable, the far one, not visible in this photograph, is a rare timber box chimney. The rubble construction, with rounded corners, is now whitewashed.



The cottage was used by the North of Scotland Hydro Board in some of their advertising. The delivery of a shiny new electric cooker to the old dwelling was used to reinforce the perception that electricity being the way forward.

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Thatched cottage at Ardelve

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

barns; agricultural buildings; architecture; thatching

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

This much photographed cottage is situated in Ardelve, near the shoreline of Loch Alsh. Dating from about 1840, this Grade A listed building was occupied until the early 1990s. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The original thatch was made from heather and rushes but it is now thatched with rushes pinned with hazel wands. The cottage has a corrugated iron porch giving protection to the central door at the front. <br /> <br /> There is a chimney at each gable, the far one, not visible in this photograph, is a rare timber box chimney. The rubble construction, with rounded corners, is now whitewashed.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The cottage was used by the North of Scotland Hydro Board in some of their advertising. The delivery of a shiny new electric cooker to the old dwelling was used to reinforce the perception that electricity being the way forward.