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View of interior of byre from NW Digital image of D 3080.

SC 738257

Description View of interior of byre from NW Digital image of D 3080.

Date 9/10/1996

Collection Scottish Farm Buildings Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738257

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 3080

Scope and Content Interior of byre, Kilmote Farm, Highland Kilmote Farm and steading was built on the huge Sutherland estate, which, by 1873 comprised almost 1.3m acres, more than 90% of the county. The house at Kilmote is dated 1767 while the steading dates from the 19th century when a great deal of money was being spent on 'improvements' to the estate. This view of the interior of the byre from the north-west shows the six wooden stalls, each designed to accommodate two cows. There is a lapped low-level collar to each couple. There are stone feeding troughs on the concrete floor and a drain in the centre of the building. A lap joint is a way of joining two pieces of wood together by halving the thickness of each at the joint and joining them together. Outside the byre was the cattle yard and midden. In 1866, the byre, along with the poultry house and piggery, was re-floored, the latter with Caithness stone. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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