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Mull, Toba Bhreaca

Cruck Framed Cottage (Post Medieval)

Site Name Mull, Toba Bhreaca

Classification Cruck Framed Cottage (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Pottie; Gate Cottage

Canmore ID 21771

Site Number NM32SW 15

NGR NM 31453 21339

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinichen And Kilvickeon
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM32SW 15 31453 21339

This small, thatched cottar's house is situated 1.2km E of Fidden, in the SE angle of the junction between roads from that farm to Torr Mor and Knockvologan. Immediately to the E there has been an area of lazy-bed cultivation measuring about 38m from N to S by 30m transversely and enclosed by turf banks, while close to the SE angle of the cottage there are traces of a small outhouse, probably a byre. The dwelling probably dates from the first half of the 19th century; it was occupied until about 1968, but has deteriorated rapidly since that date.

Visited June 1972

RCAHMS 1980

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Field Visit (12 August 2014)

NM 31458 21344 Listed building description reads ‘Small Highland cottage (Skye type). Straw-thatched roof with piended ends. Chimney-vent at W end’, however, the listing notes simply read ‘derelict’. The building is now a ruin, the rubble walls survive up to around the height of the door lintel and the whole site is overgrown with vegetation. Canmore records from a visit to the building in 1980 note that the ‘Thatched cottar’s house [...] probably dates from the first half of the 19th century; it was occupied until about 1968, but has deteriorated rapidly since that date’.

Visited by Zoe Herbert (SPAB) 12 August 2014, survey no.029

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