Whistle up the glen

Photographs and other documentary evidence of historical interest in the Helensburgh and Lomond area


Sunday, 22 January 2017 06:53

Millbrae Cottages

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I joined the group to visit the remains of Millbrae cottages over by Rosneath on the Peninsula

Excavation of the main building produced evidence mainly in the form of crockery and bottle glass which dates primarily fromthe early to mid 19th century. A midden dating to the earlier 18th century; circa 1700AD, and also bowl querns indicated occupation of the site prior to the earliest presently known history of 1752. Details of building construction survived a series of negative impacts on the site which included contemporary demolition and the planting and harvesting of a commercial forest. Historical research produced names and occupations of inhabitantsof the site and which broadly compliment the principal archaeological findingsof the first half of the 19thcentury. Woodland survey discovered four burnt mounds and an iron slag site.
Source: http://s3.spanglefish.com/s/29519/documents/millbrae-report.pdf

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