Gruinards Lodge, Strath Carron

Gruinards Lodge, Strath Carron

Year: 1880 | Included in Albums: People / Places

Photo Description

This picture shows the large workforce used to build Gruinyards Lodge. It is a Maitland designed building. Andrew Anderson, Bonar saw mill, Picture #55 is 8th from the left holding paper (plans?).

Cat No. 2281.4
Year 1880
Albums People / Places
Date added March 2nd, 2004
Added by Tain & District Museum
11 Visitor Comments
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    Hugh Godman

    There is a novel by Anita Burgh called "The Family" in which she describes a house which I believe to be Gruinards - I'd be interested if you agree. She also mentions the 'Stones' of Tain and their excellent caboc!

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    Ian Ross Horne

    Have passed this lodge going on holiday to Amat for 60years to see the photo of this beautiful lodge being built was excellent. Well done Tain Museum.

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    Hugh Godman

    Following Mr Ian Ross Horne's comments, do you have any other 'old' photos of Amat, Glen Calvie, Braelangwell etc (some of the Lodges) up the Carron glen?

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    R HUGHES

    also any old photos of alladale lodge

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    Katharine Broome

    The man supposed to be Andrew Anderson is certainly not my uncle. The man shown appears to have a grey beard which Andrew never had! Is it known what date Gruinyards was built?

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    Margaret Urquhart, Tain & District Museum

    Thanks Katherine. The comment was made based on information written on the back of the photo. We have little or no information about many of the photos in our collection and no way of checking the accuracy of what information we do have so comments like yours are really helpful.

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    Estelle Quick

    Hi Katharine. According to Elizabeth Beaton, Gruinards Lodge was built in 1896/7. I can't remember Andrew Anderson's date of birth (1870ish?) but he surely would have been much younger than the bearded man at this date anyway. Do you know whether the Andersons had any involvement in the building of Gruinards - timber supply for example?

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    Ross Macleod

    The Dictionary of Scottish Architects has some information which indicates the date as 1896/7. It confims Maitland was involved in executing the actual plans. www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/building_full.php?id=M010923 I believe Andrew Anderson was born c1878 and d1935 And if anyone is interested the guy in this picture www.tainmuseum.org.uk/imagelibrary/picture/number177.asp was a "Mason's Labourer" between 1896 & 1901 and lived not far from the lodge. So there's a chance he worked on this building. If it was possible to get a higher resolution of the picture, I may be able to identify him

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    Andy

    great to see this photo.I have passed this area many times my family are the Munros from across the Carron from Gruinyards

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    Andrew Robert Deane

    I have just finished uploading a number of family photographs featuring Gruinards Lodge to my genealogy pages. In particular, these photos feature the lodge, its gardens, the River Carron and the Lewis family, which leased the lodge annually during the 30s and 40s. If you are interested in seeing these photos, please contact me via my email address and I will provide the link.

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    Anita Burgh

    Gruinards Lodge is not the large house in the novel The Family nor was it the inspiration. The house is Achany, by Lairg, Sutherland. The years I lived there were some of the happiest of my life. The Stone family were and are, I'm proud to say, good friends.

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