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General view of farm from road to South East. Digital image of D 23950 CN

SC 742294

Description General view of farm from road to South East. Digital image of D 23950 CN

Date 16/3/1998

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 742294

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 23950 CN

Scope and Content Sibster Mains Farm, Highland, from south-east Sibster Mains Farm has a large steading arranged around a square courtyard, dating variously from the late 18th century to the mid- to late 19th century and into the 20th century. It is thus a fine example of agricultural development through three centuries and is particularly notable for its 18th-century kiln barn. This general view of the farm from the south-east shows a small dwelling to the right and barns beyond. The chimney-stacks on the former dwelling are of the simple gable end variety. Chimney pots were rarely used at the vernacular level and most seen today date from the 19th century. A plan of 1836 shows a scheme for laying out 19 small farms at Sibster across an area of 850 acres and several Caithness estate plans dating from this period show new farms being created. The result was that by 1840 no undivided common remained in Thurso and waste was being reclaimed. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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