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Photo Number R00065
Title Garth, Dunrossness
Photographer Wilson, G W
Date of Photo Early 1870's
Parish Dunrossness
Description
Garth, a township of six houses and showing tekkit roofs, outbuildings, stooks, cultivated ground. The tenants of Garth were cleared in 1874 to make way for sheep. The families of the six houses were Anderson, Henderson, Bairnson, Garriock, Johnson, Flaws. Twenty one other households, in the neighbouring townships, were cleared at the same time. On the reverse of a J.D.R. print seen, The original print bought in Stromness, Orkney, Aug. 1873)