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Aerial view of the west part of the town of Cromarty, taken from the NW.

SC 872126

Description Aerial view of the west part of the town of Cromarty, taken from the NW.

Date 4/6/1997

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 872126

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 76967 CN

Scope and Content Cromarty, Black Isle, Highland Cromarty is the birthplace of Hugh Miller (1802-1856) the geologist, writer, stonemason and newspaper editor. His monument can be seen standing in the graveyard to the right of the Gaelic Chapel. Cromarty House, an Adam style mansion built by Ross, is visible amongst the trees (top left). The large range of buildings on the shore (left foreground) are the remains of a former sailcloth and rope-making factory built by Ross in 1774. He also built the Gaelic Chapel (centre left) in 1783 to serve the largely Gaelic community that came to work in his factories from the West. Situated on the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, Cromarty was a major fishing port and trading centre from the 12th century. It was also a Royal Burgh until 1685. The present town is largely the creation of George Ross, who purchased the Cromarty Estate and town in 1772. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/22) 1997 Photographs

>> Item Level (SC 872126) Aerial view of the west part of the town of Cromarty, taken from the NW.

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