Talladale, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland

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Figure 1. Location of Talladale in the parish of Gairloch, Ross-shire, Scotland. DMS coordinates 57°40'27"N, 5°29'24"W. Composite image created from Ordnance Survey One-inch-to-the-mile maps of Scotland, 1st edition, sheets 91 and 92 (surveyed c.1874-1875; published 1881 and 1882). Reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence, with permission of The National Library of Scotland.


Talladale was described in the Ordnance Survey Name Book covering the civil parish of Gairloch as follows:

"Talladale [...] Applies to a small district comprising an Hotel and several crofts Situated 10 miles N. W. [North West] of Kinlochewe. The property of Sir K. McKenzie Gairloch."

[Source: Ordnance Survey, “Name Books, Ross and Cromarty, 1848-1852,” Ms, volume 39, page 194, held by National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh; ScotlandsPlaces (https://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk : accessed 18 October 2020), database with images, entry for Talladale, Parish of Gairloch, citing reference no. OS1/28/39/194.]

The 1855 valuation roll shows that the rentable value of Talladale was £15:0s:0d that year [Source: “Valuation rolls, 1855–1940,” database and images, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 19 October 2020), image, entry for Roderick Fraser, tenant and occupier, 1855, Talladale, Estate of Gairloch, Parish of Gairloch, citing reference no. VR011500001].

Known residents

Roderick Fraser (abt.1768-1857) and his wife, Mary McLean (abt.1783-1869), were recorded at living at Talladale in the baptismal record of their son John Fraser (1826-1847) in 1826. Roderick and Mary both died there, as did their eldest son, Rev Mr Colin Fraser (abt.1807-1889).

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