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View in turnip house (NC 5324 1489) from S See MS/744/102/1, 2, 3, item 4 Digital image of C 61105

SC 738263

Description View in turnip house (NC 5324 1489) from S See MS/744/102/1, 2, 3, item 4 Digital image of C 61105

Date 17/8/1995

Collection Scottish Farm Buildings Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738263

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 61105

Scope and Content Turnip House, Shinness Steading, Highland Shinness Steading was built on the huge Sutherland estate which, by 1873, comprised almost 1.3m acres, more than 90% of the county. Shinness was originally a sheep farm, but between 1872 and 1877, the land was drained to create four new arable farms and in 1882 new buildings were erected at Shinness itself. This shows the interior of the turnip house from the south. Note the steep ramp from the double door (right), the cobbled floor and pitch-pine planks. There is a door into the feeding passage and the turnip slicer is still in situ. There is also a wooden cupboard on the wall labelled 'chemistry'. Turnips were known as garden crops from the late 17th century, even as far north as Orkney. It was not until the mid-1700s however that they became a regular field crop. Today 'neeps' are not only used to feed cattle, but have become part of the traditional Burns Supper alongside haggis and potatoes. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738263

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Collection Level (551 238) Scottish Farm Buildings Survey

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