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The Invergordon Archive

The Invergordon Archive

Admiralty Cottages, Invergordon, built during the first World War.
Picture added on 17 April 2004
This view is rather interesting as it has been taken from just inside what is now the main entrance to the Distillery. The road running left to right is Golf View Terrace and the road on the other side of the crossroads is Grosvenor Street.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 21 June 2004
We were always told that they cost 100 when built.
Added by Jessie Robb nee Andrews on 23 August 2004
My Grandfather John Ross, Grandmother Florence Hetty Ross and Father John Alexander Ross lived at Admiralty Cottages in 1922.
Added by Pat Vickers nee Ross on 26 January 2006
Are these the houses that were made of chicken wire and concrete??
Added by anon on 27 January 2006
The cottages were not made of chicken mesh as stated, but were built with red brick. My father helped various people renovate those houses, and I have knocked holes in the walls of a few of them.
Added by Gordie Peterson on 15 June 2006
Gordie, was there Stucco over the bricks? - I can't remember. Stucco uses wire mesh then Stucco (plaster).
Added by Harry O'Neill on 16 June 2006
I always understood there was wire over the brick then harling. Were they built by women too due to the shortage of men at the time with the war?
Added by Liz Askew on 21 May 2008
The YMCA (later The Grange) walls were wooden framed with a wire mesh to which harling was applied, but the Cottages were more substantial.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 23 May 2008
Looking for some info here ... the roads that run across Grosvenor Street are of course Elliot, Murray and Inglis Road. Does anyone know where these three road names came from? Obviously surnames but not all that common local names. I wondered if they were named after local people or is there maybe some naval connection? My parents lived in all three roads at one time or another, but so far cannot find any info on the naming of the roads ... maybe running out of people who can provide an answer ... hopefully not.
Added by Graham MacKenzie on 01 March 2014
My grandfather John James (Jim) Askew first lived in one of the cottages at the far (hospital) end of Grosvenor Street when he first came to Invergordon as a young Royal Navy rating attached to the RN Target Party in the early 1920s. His cottage/billet was in the closed off area that lay between the main hospital gates and the secondary set of gates - now gone.
Added by Graeme Askew on 03 August 2017
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