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NG 78248 73738
178248, 873738


early-mid 19th century.2-storey,3-bay l-plan house,likely torelate to the fishing industry,now an inn.quayside store/warehouse,extensive quay walls and a jetty to the N.

inn:whitewashed rubble with squared rubble dressings.n elevation:to harbour;centre door,windows flanking.3 windows at 1st floor,centre bipartite (possibly enlarged).modern,single storey,flat-roofed addition to e gable,window above at 1st floor.rear:2-storey wing at left,modern,2-storey lean-to addition in angle.sash and case windows with 4-pane glazing pattern.grey slates,coped end stacks.remains of rubble jetty to sea at front.

quayside store/warehouses:rubble,probably contemporary with inn,grey slate roof and skews renewed.blind elevation to bay.later,large timber boarded double doors to S,door to pier in E gable with memorial plaque above to alexander mackenzie,1974.

Statement of Special Interest

badachro inn was probably associated with the fish curing stations built at badachro in the earl-mid 19th century,when as a result of the clearances and financial incentives known as 'bounty' the fishing industry expanded.the gairloch fishery seems to have been financed by the local landlords the mackenzie family,rather than by fishery societies.

there seems to have been a large complex of fishing stations at badachro,including dryisland and aird house (listed separately),with which the badachro inn is near contemporary;sited opposite the dryisland station,it would have been this station's mainland supply point,and possibly provided additional curing facilities,cooperage,or 1820 sir george mackenzie refers to the gairloch cod fishery as the most constant and productive from "time immemorial".sir hector mackenzie was then the proprietor,providing "wood and boats for houses...payment due to them from the fish curers,and takes the risk of not recovering it upon himself....not only encouraging industry by every ordinary means,but absolutely risking,and losing,large sums of maintain and support a trade most valuable for the country and the people engaged in it".the fishcurers at this time were messrs j nicol and john mackenzie was the manager of the dry island station in 1886,and supplied dixon with his information;two firms were then flourishing in business at badachro with curing houses on dry island and eileen horisdale.the plaque on the store/warehouse commemorates alexander mackenzie of dry island who died in 1974.



J H Dixon Gairloch (1886)p143.Thomas Pennant A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides (1772).OSA (1792) vol 3 p89.NSA (1863) vol 14 p97.Sir George Mackenzie General View of the counties of Ross and Cromarty (1820) p262.D Bremner The Industries of Scotland (1869).Information supplied by sheriff and mrs murdoch.

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