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TITLE
Ruined house at Kerrysdale
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_2009
PLACENAME
Kerrysdale
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
7347
KEYWORDS
snowfall
snowfalls
crofts
crofting
cottage
cottages
winter scenes
Ruined house at Kerrysdale

Ruined house at Kerrysdale, south of Gairloch. It is one of the more modern-style of croft house with a chimney on each gable end. Earlier croft houses, where the peat smoke was simply allowed to find its way out through the roof thatch, could be very smoky inside.

Before the Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act of 1886 crofters had no security of tenure and could be evicted from their land at short notice. This meant that many crofters were unwilling to make any major improvements to their houses. The 1886 Act gave crofters security of tenure and encouraged improvements to housing. Adding chimneys to croft houses was one of the improvements often made.


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Ruined house at Kerrysdale

snowfall; snowfalls; crofts; crofting; cottage; cottages; winter scenes

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

Ruined house at Kerrysdale, south of Gairloch. It is one of the more modern-style of croft house with a chimney on each gable end. Earlier croft houses, where the peat smoke was simply allowed to find its way out through the roof thatch, could be very smoky inside. <br /> <br /> Before the Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act of 1886 crofters had no security of tenure and could be evicted from their land at short notice. This meant that many crofters were unwilling to make any major improvements to their houses. The 1886 Act gave crofters security of tenure and encouraged improvements to housing. Adding chimneys to croft houses was one of the improvements often made.<br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>