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TITLE
Croft house in snow
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_2057
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
7405
KEYWORDS
snowfall
snowfalls
crofts
crofting
cottage
cottages
winter scenes
Croft house in snow

This croft house has a low thatched roof, small windows and small chimneys, all features designed to retain the heat in the house. The outbuilding attached to it has a corrugated iron roof.

A thatched roof was based on a wooden frame resting on the cottage walls. It was cheap and light, so it did not put unnecessary weight stress on the walls. Different thatching materials were used depending on local availability, but included heather, rushes, bracken and cereal straws. In coastal areas the thatch was often secured with old fishing net or twine, anchored by large stones. The overhanging thatch of the house pictured here is a style more commonly found in the central Highlands.


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Croft house in snow

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

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

This croft house has a low thatched roof, small windows and small chimneys, all features designed to retain the heat in the house. The outbuilding attached to it has a corrugated iron roof. <br /> <br /> A thatched roof was based on a wooden frame resting on the cottage walls. It was cheap and light, so it did not put unnecessary weight stress on the walls. Different thatching materials were used depending on local availability, but included heather, rushes, bracken and cereal straws. In coastal areas the thatch was often secured with old fishing net or twine, anchored by large stones. The overhanging thatch of the house pictured here is a style more commonly found in the central Highlands. <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>