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008 | Cuil Beag | Cairndow Argyll | Ardkinglas Estate

Cuil Beag

Cuil Beg is a storey and a half house. Situated above the main road, overlooking the loch. It has a green corrugated iron roof (which replaced a thatched one), about the beginning of the 1900?s.

A small porch, with a window, is at the front door of the house. On entering the house, there is quite a large room to the left; the stair is straight ahead with the bathroom, to the left of the stairs. The living room is to the right, with a small tiled, open fire, with a back boiler, which heats the water. There is a cupboard below the window. All the main windows look out towards the loch.

Through a door in the living room, is the kitchen/scullery. This is a long narrow room, with the sink at the window, which looks up to the head of the loch. At the end of the kitchen, is a small larder/pantry, which has a small window, to the front.

The stairs are very steep, with narrow steps. There is a door at the bottom of the stair, and a small landing at the top. There are two bedrooms, one to either side of the stairs. Both bedrooms are quite a good size, with coomb ceilings. The old skylights, have been replaced with velux windows, making the rooms quite bright. The hot water boiler is in the bedroom, above the living room, which helps to warm it.

The old byre is attached to the left hand side, (not attached) is a garage, which has been built, with the stones from another house, which once stood there, but became a ruin and was demolished, part of the old walls can still be seen.

Cuil Beag | People | 39 occupants | 1985 to 1841
  • 1985 to 1995 Ross Speirs
    • Electoral Rolls 1985-1987 - nephew - - Electoral Rolls 1988-1995 - nephew - -

  • 1966 to 2000 Janet H. Speirs
    • Electoral Roll 1966 - 1987 - -wife - -Electoral Roll 1988 -2000 - - -

  • 1937 to 1987 Alexander Speirs
    • Electoral Roll 1937-1954 - son - - Electoral Rolls - -1955 - 1967 - son - Electoral Rolls 1968 - 1987

  • 1937 to 1966 Hamish Speirs
    • 1937-1954 - son - child - Electoral Rolls 1959-1965 - son - -Electoral Roll 1966 - son - -

  • 1937 to 1966 John Speirs
    • Electoral Roll 1937-1955 - -Electoral Roll - 1959 - 1966

  • 1937 to 1965 Catherine Speirs
    • Electoral Roll 1937-1954 - wife - - Electoral Rolls 1959-1965 - wife - -

  • 1937 to 1954 John Speirs
    • Electoral Roll 1937 - 1954 - son - -child

  • 1937 to 1954 Hugh Speirs
    • 1937-1954 - son - child -

  • 1937 to 1954 Mary Speirs
    • Electoral Roll 1937-1954 - daughter - -

  • 1919 to 1919 Duncan Luke
    • Electoral Roll 1919 - son

  • 1919 to 1919 Helen Luke
    • Electoral Roll 1919 - wife - -

  • 1905 to 1919 Duncan Luke
    • E.R 1905-1906 - E.R 1908 - 1911 - E.R - 1914 - -1915 - E.R1919 Electoral Roll 1919 Electoral Roll 1914-1915 Electoral Rolls 1908-1911 - -

  • 1891 to 1891 Janet McCallum
    • Census 1891 - granddaughter - Age: 3 Year - -

  • 1891 to 1891 Catherine McVicar
    • Census 1891 - -Daughter - Age: 27 years - Domestic Servant

  • 1881 to 1931 Catherine (Kate) Luke
    • Census 1881 -daughter - Age: 17 years - Census 1891 - daughter - Age: 27 years - Domestic Servant - -Census 1901 - daughter - Age: 37 years - -Electoral Rolls 1908 - 1911 sister - - - Electoral Roll 1919 - sister - Electoral Rolls 1928-1931

  • 1881 to 1919 Kate Luke
    • Census 1881 - daughter - Age: 17 Year - - Census 1901 - daughter - Age: 37 Year - -Electoral Rolls 1908-1911 - sister - -Electoral Roll 1919 - sister - -

  • 1881 to 1903 Peter Luke
    • Census 1881 - Age: 57 years - fisherman - Census 1891 - 61 year - Fisherman - -Labourer - Census 1901 - 71 years - Retired Fisherman - Electoral Roll 1902 - 1903

  • 1881 to 1891 Julia Luke
    • Census 1881 - daughter - Age: 1 Year - - Census 1891 - daughter - Age: 11 Year - Scholar -

  • 1881 to 1891 Janet Luke
    • Census 1881 - wife - Age: 44 Year - - Census 1891 - wife - Age: 56 Year - -

  • 1881 to 1891 Duncan Luke
    • Census 1881 - -19 years - -Farm Servant - -Census 1891 - -(son) - 29 years - -Fisherman - labourer - -

  • 1881 to 1881 Neil Luke
    • Census 1881 - son - Age: 8 Year - -

  • 1881 to 1881 Ann Luke
    • Census 1881 - daughter - Age: 11 Year - -

  • 1881 to 1881 Jessie Luke
    • Census 1881 - daughter - Age 16 years

  • 1881 to 1881 James Luke
    • Census 1881 - son - Age: 13 Year - -

  • 1881 to 1881 Margaret Luke
    • Census 1881 - daughter - Age: 6 Year - -

  • 1871 to 1871 Christina/Christine Morrison
    • Census 1871 - -wife - -

  • 1871 to 1871 Mary Morrison
    • Census 1871 - daughter - -

  • 1871 to 1871 Dugald Morrison
    • Census 1871 - -Age: 45 years - -Agricultural labourer -

  • 1871 to 1871 Gregor McFadyen
    • Census 1871 - step-son - -

  • 1871 to 1871 Duncan Morrison
    • Census 1871 - son - -

  • 1861 to 1861 James Mc Vicar
    • Census 1861 - son - Age: 16 Year - -

  • 1861 to 1861 Catherine McVicar
    • Census 1861 - daughter - -Age: 7 years

  • 1851 to 1861 Alexander McVicar
    • Census 1851 - - Age: 2 years - -son - -Census 1861 - -son - - Age: 11 years

  • 1851 to 1861 Archibald McVicar
    • Census 1851 - son - Age: 9 Year - - Census 1861 - son - Age: 14 Year - -

  • 1841 to 1861 Alexander McVicar
    • Census 1841 - -Age: 30 years - -Fisherman - - Census 1851 - -Age: 43 years - -Census 1861 - - Age: 54 Year - -

  • 1841 to 1861 Mary McVicar
    • Census 1841 - wife - Age: 28 Year - - Census 1851 - wife - Age: 38 Year - -Census 1861 - wife - Age: 48 Year - -

  • 1841 to 1851 Janet McVicar
    • Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 4 Year - - Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 13 Year - Scholar -

  • 1841 to 1851 Robert McVicar
    • Census 1841 - son - Age: 6 Year - - Census 1851 - son - Age: 15 Year - -

  • 1841 to 1841 Christian McVicar
    • Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 2 Year - -