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TITLE
Black Isle Combination Poor-House
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_DG_POORHOUSE_154_2
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
DATE OF IMAGE
1906
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
8341
KEYWORDS
poorhouses
plans
drawings
architecture
zoomable images

The Black Isle Combination Poorhouse was built in 1859, near Fortrose. It served the parishes of Avoch, Cromarty, Killearnan, Knockbain, Resolis, Rosemarkie and Urquhart. The plan shows proposed changes to the bathrooms and lavatories, and bears the signature of James D. Munro, the Dean of Guild, whose approval was required for new buildings or changes to existing ones. Features on the plan give a fascinating insight into life in the poorhouse - they include a fumigating closet, male and female vagrants' wards, the matron's parlour, dormitories for the infirm, and the dead house or mortuary


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Black Isle Combination Poor-House

ROSS

1900s

poorhouses; plans; drawings; architecture; zoomable images

Highland Archive Centre

Dean of Guild Plans

The Black Isle Combination Poorhouse was built in 1859, near Fortrose. It served the parishes of Avoch, Cromarty, Killearnan, Knockbain, Resolis, Rosemarkie and Urquhart. The plan shows proposed changes to the bathrooms and lavatories, and bears the signature of James D. Munro, the Dean of Guild, whose approval was required for new buildings or changes to existing ones. Features on the plan give a fascinating insight into life in the poorhouse - they include a fumigating closet, male and female vagrants' wards, the matron's parlour, dormitories for the infirm, and the dead house or mortuary <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service