Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NG 78135 74012
178135, 874012


Built circa 1840 as a fishing station;on a small island with stone jetty.2-storey and attic block now a house.5 irregular bays NW facing,harled with steeply pitched slated roof. 2 doors at ground floor;entrance to lobby flanked by kitchen window to right,wider doorway and window to left to former salt store.4 windows at 1st floor bedrooms with plate glass sashes,4 skylights to attic accommodation.Late 19th century wooden shed adjoining at right angles to left,of 6 irregular bays with corrugated sheet metal roof;probably for fish curing and storage.Broad sloping rubble jetty in front of house,and additional slipway with outbuildings for boat repair to SW.Rubble walled vegetable garden to rear of house.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed as a rare,almost complete example of an island fishing station,to which locally caught white fish and herring were brought to be salted and barrelled,for export by sea.The large jetty was required for the vessels to berth and unload.Rubble remains of the building in which fish livers were processed for fish oils lies to the E of the house.'Eilean Tioran' translates from the Gaelic as Dry Island;at low water the island is accessible from the mainland by causeway,although it was virtually self supporting,with grazing for a cow,a shed for hens,and the walled vegetable garden.



Information provided by Sheriff W R M Murdoch CBE

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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