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September 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am

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2 September 2023 (11:00 – 16:00)
3 September 2023 (11:00 – 16:00)

Cruck Cottage is the only remaining example of a basic dwelling that was once a common site in 18th and 19th century Dumfriesshire – at that time there were 60 just in the village of Torthorwald! The cottage has been carefully restored, maintained and suitably furnished, and provides an insight into the living conditions of a past age.

Join us and discover unusual rural and social history objects from the past, take part in our mystery object competition and enjoy the live music and craft demonstrations – all in the smokey atmosphere of a traditional peat fire.

Staff will be available over the weekend to give visitors an insight into the history and construction of the cottage.

Shieldhill Road, Torthorwald
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Cruck Cottage, Shieldhill Road
Torthorwald, DG1 3PS United Kingdom
Events Details
Date :
02 September 2023
Time :
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost :
Free
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