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About Auchindrain

[intro]  A township has existed here from before the 16th century. Over time much has changed at Auchindrain. The inhabitants adapted the way they lived and worked to suit the needs of the day. Using a range of historical sources, we've pieced together the story of...

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Building a Home

[intro] Before around 1800, the township’s buildings had timber frames, turf walls and thatch roofs.  After this, stone instead of turf began to be used for the walls.  From the 1890s, corrugated steel replaced thatch on the roofs.[/intro] [details] Timbers, set together in pairs forming a line...

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A view of the low, stone buildings of Auchindrain, with red corrugated iron roofs, looking towards brownish-green hills and a blue, but cloudy, sky.

Welcome to Auchindrain

[intro]Welcome to a very special place. Auchindrain, pronounced "Achan-DRYan", comes from the Gaelic Achadh an Droighinn, the blackthorn field. Auchindrain is the last surviving and best preserved example of a 'joint tenancy township'.[/intro] [details] This type of settlement was common in Scotland and much of northern...

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