Steading, incorporating large 18th century, 2 storey crowstepped
barn, with single storey byre range at NE gable and single
storey cottage at SW, forming shallow U-plan court.
Large boulder footings to wide barn; wide flat-headed
entrance with modern double sliding doors slapped in west side
of SE (main) elevation; further doorway to left (for stable)
with hand-made door handle. 4 small square shuttered vents with
plain chamfered architraves paired in outer bays of 1st floor
(serving corn loft). Doorway, small stable window and 2 small
attic vents to rear; also 2 long blocked windows. Pegged
collar rafter roof; crowsteps; cavetto skewputts; slate roof.
Cottage; earlier 19th century, single storey and attic,
3-bay with central door masked by modern timber porch; 2
piended dormers; 4-pane glazing; end stacks.
Statement of Special Interest
Said locally that Old Urray barn incorporates former
ecclesiastical building. Earlier manse built circa 1750 and
"it was then the best in the synod". The unusual height of
the barn, and its large size, suggest it might incorporate
some of an earlier manse. Barn resembles the "rent girnals" of
the richer Easter Ross cornlands. Re-used stable door handle
of unusual quality.