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Aerial view of the town of Cromarty, taken from the NNE.

SC 1676437

Description Aerial view of the town of Cromarty, taken from the NNE.

Date 4/6/1997

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 1676437

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 76965 CN

Scope and Content Cromarty, Black Isle, Highland George Ross also built the Gaelic Chapel in 1783 (centre top) to serve the largely Gaelic speaking community that had come to from the West to work in his factories. Cromarty is the birthplace of Hugh Miller (1802-1856) well-known geologist, writer, stonemason and newspaper editor. A monument to Hugh Miller stands in the graveyard to the left of the Chapel. This view is from the north and shows the late 18th-century harbour (foreground) and the lighthouse (centre left) built in 1846 by Alan Stevenson (1807-1865), son of Robert Stevenson, engineer and designer of 18 lighthouses. The large three sided complex (centre right) is a former sailcloth and hemp rope making works founded by George Ross. Situated on the Black Isle, Cromarty was a fishing port and major trading centre from the 12th century and enjoyed the status of a Royal Burgh until 1685. The present town is largely the creation of George Ross, who purchased the Cromarty Estate and town in 1772. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/22) 1997 Photographs

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