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Arkavie Cottage

Poor House (19-20th Century), School (19th Century)

Site Name Arkavie Cottage

Classification Poor House (19-20th Century), School (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) School, Muirshearlich Poorhouse

Canmore ID 320238

Site Number NN17NW 65

NGR NN 13206 79422

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Note (12 December 2012)

The 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1875) depicts and annotates a school which the OS Name Book states had a average attendance of 25 pupils. In 1887 Kamallie parish rented the former school as a poor house and is shown on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map annotated Poorhouse. In 1904 it could accomdate eight residents. Map evidence would suggest that the building was extended to the W some time after the 2nd edition map.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK)12 December 2012.


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