Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Small Isles
NG 27448 5512
127448, 805512


Circa 1860 probably incorporating earlier house. 2-storey and attic, wide 3-bay house with symmetrical south facing frontage and long, slightly lower 2-storey rear wing forming L-plan court at NW. Coursed dark squared rubble frontage, harl pointed rubble flanks and rear; contrasting tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Centre door approached by short flight steps and masked by single storey square porch with corniced blocking course and side windows, flanked by canted bay windows with similar blocking courses. Regular 4-window 1st floor fenestration under shallow pediment extending full length of wallhead

terminating with end ball finials. Long and short detailing to angle margins and 1st floor windows; single canted dormers. Regular 2-bay return east and west gables, at west masked at ground floor by later single-storey corrugated-iron billard room with round-headed detailing to glazing of large windows.

Centre year stair window; lying pane glazing; paired centre corniced stacks; piended slate roof.

Interior: entrance hall with bracketted beams and plaster cornices; staircase at rear with decorative cast-iron balusters. Former drawing room right (now dining room) with plain white marble chimney piece and decorative ceiling cornice. Former dining room left (now drawing room) with similar, but black, marble chimney piece and with egg and dart cornice to ceiling.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Donald Maclean; reputedly designed by his sister Jean.



Information by courtesy of Mrs Shaw Campbell of Canna.

Noel Banks, SIX INNER HEBRIDES (1977), pp.85-86.

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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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