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Department Photo
Accession No P38502
Name/Title Cottage near Loch an Eilean, Cairngorm
Primary Prod Date 1937
Brief Description Text on negative envelope reads 'Cairngorms. Cottage close to Loch an Eilein in heart of Rothiemurchus Forest'. View of a whitewashed cottage surrounded by mature trees including Scots Pines. There are two chimneys, one with a 'granny'. There is a barrel at the corner. The road is unmetalled but there is a car parked on the right. A hen is foraging.
Primary Maker Munn, John Peat
Collection Munn Photographic Collection/Family & Personal Papers Group
Subject Category Cottage; Detached/Housing
Subject Place Cairngorm Mountains/Highland
Subject Notes An open fire requires a good draught up the chimney. The 'granny' on top of the chimney pot increases the draught. The barrel is probably a water butt to collect rain off the roof. The cottage may not have had running water. Keeping hens was common. The Rothiemurchus forest, now in the Cairngorms National Park, once formed part of the extensive Caledonian Forest.
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