Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Small Isles
NG 27242 5314
127242, 805314


Circa 1800, single storey and dormerless attic cottage, 3-bay south facing cottage all white washed rubble. Centre door with flanking windows; end stacks; slate roof. Steading/barn; freestanding in line with cottage to east; probably also dating from circa 1800. 2-storey steading built into side of south facing slope, and with access to 1st floor barn at north from slope. All harl pointed rubble, white washed frontage. 2 entrances in ground floor, one enlarged. Off-rear entry with opposite winnowing door in outer bay (west) of south elevation, now as window; 2 sets long slit vents in centre and outer (east) bays in both north and south elevations.

Interior: cobbled floor to former byre in ground floor; boarded floor to former barn.

Late single storey open fronted implement shed extends from west gable.

Statement of Special Interest

Off-centre winnowing doors also noted in Coroghon Barn,

Canna. This may be a characteristic of these Lochaber type

steadings on the island.

Buildings sited close to shore of Canna Harbour (a sea loch).

Change House once served as an inn.



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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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