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Skye, Lochbay, Stein, General

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    STEIN, HOUSES; BRITISH FISHERIES SOCIETY SETTLEMENT
  • Canmore ID
    99327
  • Site type
    VILLAGE
  • Parish
    DUIRINISH
  • Council
    INVERNESS-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NG 26296 56473
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.515414N, 6.572497W
  • Archeological notes
    NG25NE 39 centred 26296 56473 (Location cited as NH [NG] 263 564). Houses, Stein, built 1796 by the British Fisheries Society. A range of 12 two-storey houses, 2 ruined. Originally a settlement of the British Fisheries Society. J R Hume 1977.
  • Architectural notes
    NG25NE 39 26296 56473 NMRS NOTES: Skye, Stein. A settlement designed by Thomas Telford in 1785. Thirty of the settlement designs were produced to accompany a Planning Application 1990. EXTERNAL REFERENCE: Scottish Record Office. Skye, Lochbay. Report on the proposals for the British Society's settlement at Lochbay. The survey is done by Thomas Telford. He recommends that an Inn should be built first. 1790 GD 9/3/575-579. The British Society resolves to direct Mr. Telford to draw a plan for a dwelling house and a building that will serve both as church and schoolroom. The plan is similar to that at Ullapool. 1793 GD 9/4/524. Mr. Telford's Plan of a Dwellinghouse for a Schoolmaster at Lochbay and also of a church that will likewise serve as a schoolroom is approved. The British Society asks that the schoolroom should be enlarged and that the casements of the Windows shall be constructed so as to open occasionally. 1793 GD 9/4/526. (Later turned down as too expensive by Christian Knowledge Society. GD 9/4/539). Mr. Telford's Plan of a Smith's House and Shop is approved by the British Society. 1793 GD 9/4/531. Mr. Telford's plans for the Pier and Breastwork are approved by the British Society. 1793 GD 9/4/536. Decision 'to borrow' about 15 tons of Pozzallana from the Crinan Canal Company for building the Pier and Breastwork at Lochbay, is arrived at by the British Society after consultation with Mr. Rennie (Engineer) and Mr. Telford. 1795 GD 9/4/577. Agent's house. Plan submitted to Mr. Telford for his observations. 1802 GD9/11/153. Mr. Telford's plan for a Smith's house and Smithy is sent to Mr. Forsyth for estimate of cost. A later letter dismisses the proposal as too expensive. 1797 GD9/10/181. GD9/10/192. Schoolmaster's House, Schoolroom and Church. Correspondance, plans and estimates forwarded to Charles Grant, joint owner of the estate with the British Society. Plans are by John Mitchell and James Tulloch. 1815 GD9/15/237. Agent's House. Letter to Mr. Telford reminds him of the Govenor of the British Society's wishes concerning its construction. It is to have a cellar, a kitchen laid with flags, and an inside staircase. 1802 GD9/11/178.

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 494840 (20/5/1976)
    Skye, Stein, Houses. General View.
  • 494839 (20/5/1976)
    Skye, Stein, Ruined cottage and jetty. General View.
  • 494838 (20/5/1976)
    Skye, Stein, Houses. General View.
  • 494837 (20/5/1976)
    Skye, Stein, Houses and Store. General View.
  • 494835 (20/5/1976)
    Skye, Stein, Houses. General View.
  • 494834 (20/5/1976)
    Skye, Stein, Houses. General View.
  • 1062143 (1990)
    Skye, Stein. General view of Stein from South.
  • 1011430 (6/1790)
    Photographic copy of plan for proposed town & quay.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 99327 ()
    J R Hume Industrial/CBA cards. Filed under Inverness-shire county, Duirinish parish, Housing and Store. Photographs noted. (See NMRS MS/749 entyr for Collection description)

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1170773 (31/5/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of Stein village, taken from the SW.
  • 1170772 (31/5/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of Stein village, taken from the SW.
  • 1170771 (31/5/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of Stein village, taken from the SW.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 99327 (1780)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Proposed elevations including temporary Inn for Lochbay. Insc: 'Plan of a temporary Inn for Lochbay in Skye'.
  • 99327 (1780)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Elevations and plans of proposed cottages including Macleod terrain. Insc: 'Plan of Nine Small houses'. 'Elevation proposed for Macleod Terrace'.
  • 99327 (1990)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Sketch of recently demolished cottages in Stein. Signed: 'David L. Roberts'.
  • 99327 (1990)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Part of OS map with elevation of Macleod Terrace superimposed.
  • 99327 (1989)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Montage of photographs, 1989
  • 99327 (1989)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Montage of photographs, 1989
  • 99327 (1990)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Overlaid map, part of an O.S map reduced for comparison under DC 15256.
  • 99327 (1990)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Part of OS maps reduced for comparison with DC15254.
  • 99327 (1785)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Telford's survey of Stein with the tentative plan overlaid. Insc: 'The Bay'.
  • 99327 (1785)
    Skye, Stein (Lochbay). Plan by Telford of the layout of the village. Insc: 'The Bay - References...'.
  • 99327 (1788)
    Mull, Tobermory, general. Sketch plans of proposed buildings and OS map of 1877.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 99327 (6/1790)
    Photographic copy of plan for proposed town & quay.
  • 99327 (1990)
    Skye, Stein. General view of Stein from South.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Inverness-shire (Isle of Skye), Sheet XV1877

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Inverness Skye, Sheet 015.031877