Sawmill Cottage | 46 occupants (1861 - 2016)

Sawmill Cottage 1951 - 1953 Douglas and Rita Luke Two sons born at Sawmill Cottage, Allan 1952 and Nicol 1953. We were very proud of the rowan tree arch in the garden. We grew vegetables and flowers. Kitchen, Truburn stove. Sink with only cold water. Dry toilet. Tramped the blankets outside in a tin bath along with Ann Callander who lived in the house above. (Bachiebaan)
Sawmill Cottage

i. General
Sawmill cottage is a simple mid to late 19th century estate cottage, stone built, under a double pitched slated roof, with Scots slates. Today, we have access only to the exterior (N.B.: The principal elevation facing the loch, for the sake of this survey is given as the north side). This house is occupied by Liz Reynolds. It lies on the gently sloping land running up from the lochside and is slightly terraced into the hillside. The house is accessed off a small estate road running up from the lochside road, a small driveway approaching the cottage from its east side. To the south of the main cottage is an outshot and similar to the east gable wall of the cottage itself, these are sort of flanked by a sunken area and a concrete path. Up slope sit retaining walls of cemented brickwork. There is a small flight of five concrete steps running up to the access estate road to the south towards the south-east corner of the cottage.

The cottages of the typical three-bay arrangement with a central entrance in the principal elevation to the north and with small windows equally spaced on either side. The entrance no longer contains its original door but a blue painted wooden door with tongue and groove boards above two concrete steps. The windows are of sash-and-case form and appear to be original. Their detailing is of an elongated fillet-and-ovolo profile with a two- -over-two pane arrangement. The sills of the windows project and appear to be of concrete. At the north -east, north-west and south-west corners the windows are formed up with roughly hewn dressings. The eaves overhang slightly and extend beyond the line of the gable wall. The barge boarding is simply detailed, painted in dark blue. The gable walls to the east and west are surmounted by simple square chimneys that are rendered with concrete slabbed copes.

The north and west elevations are of rubble construction relatively flush pointed with some possible traces of harl on the north side. All of this painted over in white; quoining is visible below the paintwork. The east gable wall is harled in cement. Overall, the cottage is painted in white, but on the rubble elevations it is clear that the white coat overlies multiple layers of limewash of which traces remain.

The whole of the rear, the long elevation to the south, is masked by what appears to be a secondary outshot or lean-to. This sits under a monopitch catslide roof that extends out from the south pitch of the roof of the main house. The outshot is harled to the south and east but is of flush pointed rubble as exposed to the west. The west wall foot of the outshot and the south wall foot display a course of projecting small boulders, this indicating a relatively early date actually of the structure. This projecting footing only extends about half way along the south side of the extension, i.e. the western parts of the building. It is therefore possible that the eastern parts of the outshot are a secondary extension. The outshot is accessed by an entrance offset to the east. This is flanked by a very small possible pantry louvred window. The door itself is relatively modern and has a glass panel above and tongue and grooved boarding within a framed surround. To the west of this there is a broad window apparently for the kitchen.

Just above the junction of the outshot roof with that of the main cottage, there is a continuous dormer arrangement containing three windows. The outer two of these are arranged in paired sash-and-cases of two-over-two. The central window is a single sash-and-case two-over-two. The outshot is wood-framed. The gaps between the windows are faced up with shaped bitumen tiles. The rear pitch of the roof and the roof of the outshot itself are similarly roofed with bitumen tiling. No slates now remain. The roof and sides of the dormer arrangement appear to be sheet metal clad, apparently in copper.

In the east wall of the outshot there is a further small window, sash-and-case, with a two-above-two configuration.

Occupants

2007 - 2016
Liz Raynor
2007 - Fish Farm Worker L.F.O - 2016 - local knowledge
1986 - 1999
David Graham
Electoral Rolls 1986-1999 - - Fish Farm Worker L.F.O -
1985 - 1985
Anson Ward
Electoral Roll 1985 - - Fish Farm Worker L.F.O -
1983 - 1984
David, Weir
Electoral Rolls 1983 & 1984 - - Fish Farm Worker L.F.O -
1978 - 1981
Jean Warnock
Electoral Roll 1978-1981 - wife - -
1978 - 1981
Sheena Warnock
Electoral Roll 1978-1981 - daughter - child -
1978 - 1981
William Warnock
Electoral Roll 1978-1981 - - Joiner -
1977 - 1977
Alan Stewart
Electoral Roll 1977 - - -
1977 - 1977
Joyce Stewart
Electoral Roll 1977 - wife - -
1974 - 1975
Alan MacKenzie
Electoral Rolls 1974 & 1975 - Gardener
1974 - 1975
Steven MacKenzie
1974 & 1975 - son - child -
1974 - 1975
Violet MacKenzie
Electoral Roll 1974 - 1975 - wife
1971 - 1973
Angela MacDonald
1971-1973 - daughter - child -
1971 - 1973
Arlene MacDonald
1971-1973 - daughter
1971 - 1973
John MacDonald
Electoral Rolls 1971-1973 - - -
1971 - 1973
Sandra MacDonald
Electoral Rolls 1971-1973 - wife - -
1964 - 1969
Grace Riddoch
1964-1969 - daughter - child -
1964 - 1969
Lawrence Riddoch
1964-1969 - son - child -
1964 - 1969
Miriam Riddoch
Electoral Rolls 1964-1969 - wife - -
1964 - 1969
Thomas Riddoch
Electoral Rolls 1964-1969 - - Forester -
1958 - 1963
Christina Beaton
1958-1963 - daughter - child -
1958 - 1963
Kenneth Beaton
Electoral Rolls 1958-1963 -
1958 - 1963
Morag Beaton
1958-1963 - daughter - child -
1958 - 1963
Norman Beaton
1958-1963 - son - child -
1958 - 1963
Peter Beaton
Electoral Rolls 1958-1963 - son -
1958 - 1963
Rachael Beaton
Electoral Rolls 1958-1963 - wife -
1951 - 1951
George Cameron
Electoral Roll 1951 - - Gardener -
1951 - 1951
Joan Cameron
Electoral Roll 1951 - wife - -
1951 - 1951
Henry Garft
Electoral Roll 1951 - lodger - -
1951 - 1951
Alan Luke
1951 - son
1951 - 1953
Douglas Nicol Luke
Electrol Roll 1951 - 1953 -mason
1951 - 1953
Nicol Luke
1951 - 1953 - -son - -child
1951 - 1953
Rita Luke
Electoral Rolls 1951-1953 - wife - -
1951 - 1953
Sheena Luke
Electoral Rolls 1951-1953 - daughter - child -
1949 - 1949
Charles Boyle
Electoral Roll 1949 - - -
1949 - 1949
Children Boyle
1949 - Children
1949 - 1949
Mary Boyle
Electoral Roll 1949 - wife - -
1949 - 1949
Hugh Burns
Electoral Roll 1949 - brother-in-law - -
1949 - 1949
Patrick Burns
Electoral Roll 1949 - brother-in-law - -
1931 - 1948
Elizabeth Mrs Campbell
Electoral Rolls 1931-1948 - - -
1928 - 1929
John Dickson
Valuation Rolls 1928-1929 - - -
1901 - 1901
Ann McColl
Census 1901 - Age: 60 years
1881 - 1919
Isabella McColl
Census 1881 - stepdaughter - Age: 45 Years - - Census 1891 - - Age: 55 Years - Retired Domestic Servant -Electoral Rolls 1898-1919 - - -
1871 - 1871
Anne McPhail
Census 1871 - -wife
1871 - 1871
Caroline McPhail
Census 1871 - daughter - -
1871 - 1881
Donald McPhail
Census 1871 - - Age: 51 Years - Gamekeeper - Census 1881 - - Age: 61 Years - -

Documents

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Sawmill Cottage, Census Valuation Roll and Electoral Roll

Sawmill Cottage 1871-1901 Census 1928-1929 Valuation Roll 1898-2009 Electoral Roll
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Sawmill Cottage, Rita Luke

Letter from Rita Luke.
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Sawmill Cottage

Rubha Beag
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Sawmill Cottage

Archaeological survey by Addyman Archaeology