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Cromarty Image Library

Clarke print close-up
The Cromarty Archive
Clarke print close-up

An excerpt from the Clarke print showing the town in more detail. Of particular interest are the Brewery on the left, the Gaelic Chapel (with roof), and the strange wee building on the shore of the links. The full painting can be seen on picture #441.
Picture added on 31 July 2003
Comments:
I think the strange wee building on the shore is probably cromarty's first self flushing toilet!!
Added by Ian Jack on 04 March 2004
What a beautiful setting. I am doing my ancestry and have found that my gggg grandfather moved to Cromarty in around 1815. He served 37yrs as a merchant seaman, the last 19yrs of them as a master. His regular route was Inverness to London and as I look at the ships in the background I just wonder if one of them is his. His ships names were Joan and Jean of London 1794-1802 - this one also went to Norway. The second was Brothers sisters of london 1802-1810. The final one was the Inverness packet from 1810-1831 - this was a sloop and was 117 ton. In 1831 for around 10yrs he became a pilot as he knew the Moray Firth like the back of his hand. His name was John Mann
Added by Katrina Whitehouse on 05 September 2005
The set of wee building on the Links were more than likely slaughter houses. The Links would be a handy place to leave any animals until required. The last Slaughter House was where the ferry slip lies now.
Added by Dennis Manson on 05 September 2005
Hi Dennis, you are probably right about the slaughter house, and the dirt stick was between there and the harbour, where Hughie the Scaffie tipped his cart into the sea and let the tide carry all the town's rubbish out the Sutors. (only joking about the toilets)
Added by Ian Jack on 06 September 2005
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