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Re: Brodick, Isle of Arran - Where was Goatfell Cottage?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 09 February 15 22:50 GMT (UK) »
I like it. I think the others in the picture are family, not sure though.

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Re: Brodick, Isle of Arran - Where was Goatfell Cottage?
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 21 April 15 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi. I have just seen this, I am also looking into Goatsfell cottage. My ancestor Frederick Inglis was head gamekeeper there in 1901 and I am trying to find out more about the estate he was working on. The other resident on the 1901 census was John D MacIntosh at Brodick Castle Kennels so I am assuming that Frederick worked for the castle. Have you managed to find out any more, I don't want to irritate the people at the National Trust by another request so soon after yours.
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Alison

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Re: Brodick, Isle of Arran - Where was Goatfell Cottage?
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 21 April 15 14:56 BST (UK) »
Best bet is to contact the museum on Arran. They will have the answer.


http://www.arranmuseum.co.uk/

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Re: Brodick, Isle of Arran - Where was Goatfell Cottage?
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 21 April 15 15:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks Marc I will do that
Alison

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Re: Brodick, Isle of Arran - Where was Goatfell Cottage?
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 22 April 15 15:44 BST (UK) »
I made local historical enquiries and having been directed towards The Kennels adj Brodick Castle, also wrote to the Arran Estate.  I found reference to gamekeepers cottage relating to Castle Lodge which adjoins the buildings formerly known as the kennels: http://www.stay-arran.co.uk/accommodation/cottage.php?ID=1

It looks as though Castle Lodge at Brodick Castle was the head gamekeepers cottage.  I have been told by the Arran Estate that:
"... for many years the house was known as The Kennels, though, and that was since it was presumably extended in the late 1880ís. I think it was always the base for the head keeper. The Estate had about 19 gamekeepers/ stalkers in it s heyday and some underkeepers had their own houses, perhaps in Glenrosa of Corrie/ High Corrie and there were Estate outposts at Lochranza, another at The Heights, one at Kilpatrick another at Dippen, etc. "

As there is an old listed cottage known as "Goatfell Cottage" at High Corrie (only 2 miles north of Brodick) it seems much more likely to be the one I have been looking for.   
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Re: Brodick, Isle of Arran - Where was Goatfell Cottage?
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 23 April 15 17:14 BST (UK) »
Hi.
Thank you, that is great and  the sort of information that you can only get by going directly to the source. I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me, this sort of knowledge fills out the people that you are researching doesn't it.
Alison