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Detail of S gable of straw barn from S (NC 9570 1074). See MS/744/117 and DC33078, item 13. Digital image of C 48450

SC 730572

Description Detail of S gable of straw barn from S (NC 9570 1074). See MS/744/117 and DC33078, item 13. Digital image of C 48450

Date 27/4/1995 to 18/8/1995

Collection Scottish Farm Buildings Survey

Catalogue Number SC 730572

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 48450

Scope and Content Detail of south gable of straw barn, Crackaig Farm, Highland, from south Crackaig Farm, on the east coast of Sutherland, is on the estates of the Dukes of Sutherland. A policy of 'improvement' was begun in the 1790s when a growing commercialisation of farming and the application of science revolutionised Scottish agriculture to create single tenant farms such as this. This shows one gable of the straw barn. One of its arched openings was built up during renovations in 1871. At the same time, a window was fixed into the lower half of the opening above with louvred boards in the upper half to give ventilation in the hay loft (since blocked up). The renovations of 1871 cost a total of £348. The policy of improvement begun in the 1790s completely altered the agricultural landscape of the estates. Despite the significant costs involved, the programme was sustained throughout the 19th century. Between 1862 and 1876 alone, a total of £176,965 was spent on new buildings across the estate. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/730572

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 238) Scottish Farm Buildings Survey

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