Photo: Diana Briault © PPHA
Ballochmore, the house at Ballymeanach march, on the hill down to Gribun. This was one of the 'new' houses, built around 1898 following an epidemic of typhus. The houses were built for £12 each – except for Ballochmore, which cost £16, as a mound had to be made first for the house to be built on. This house, as the gatehouse, had another individual feature – an extra window at the back which looked back up the hill. This enabled the gatekeeper to see who was approaching and open the gate in time. There is a tale that on one occasion, the doctor was coming down the hill very fast, and as the gate wasn't open in time for him, drove straight through it.