Boleskine and Abertarff, Inverness-shire

In around 1879, the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff erected a poorhouse or almshouse which was administered by the Parochial Board rather than operating as a statutory poorhouse under the central Board of Supervision.

The building was located at the north side of Bunoich, Fort Augustus. Although not identified by the Ordnance Survey map of 1900, it is understood to be the property highlighted on the illustration below.

Boleskine and Abertaff almshouse site, 1900.

In 1904, it was recorded as having 6 large rooms and 6 large attics, with the inmates supervised by a resident matron.

The property is now known as The Old Almshouse.

Bunoich former poorhouse, 2010.
© Peter Higginbotham.



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