Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

OLD URRAY (FORMER PARISH MANSE) STEADING, WITH BARN, AND COTTAGE.LB14019

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
31/08/1983
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urray
NGR
NH 50688 53004
Coordinates
250688, 853004

Description

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.

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