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View of N block of steading from SW, with stable in foreground. See MS/744/117 and DC33078. Digital image of C 48448

SC 730570

Description View of N block of steading from SW, with stable in foreground. See MS/744/117 and DC33078. Digital image of C 48448

Date 27/4/1995 to 18/8/1995

Collection Scottish Farm Buildings Survey

Catalogue Number SC 730570

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 48448

Scope and Content North block of steading, Crackaig Farm, Highland, from south-west Crackaig Farm, on the east coast of Sutherland, is part of the estates of the Dukes of Sutherland. In the 1790s, the Countess of Sutherland and her husband owned more than two-thirds of the land in the county when they undertook a programme of agricultural investment to improve the estates. This shows the stable, in the foreground, which was part of the steading originally built in 1829. All the stable fittings were renewed along with other renovation work carried out. Eleven stalls of equal width were created. This number demonstrates the importance of horse-power on the 19th-century farm. The renovation work carried out at Crackaig in 1871 cost £348 but this was a small amount compared to the £103,000 invested in the estate between 1862 and 1876. Expenditure regularly outstripped income on the Sutherland's Scottish estates which had to be regularly subsidised by their English estates. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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