Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
North Uist
NF 87758 63156
87758, 863156


Rebuilt circa 1910, probably incorporating earlier

structure. Single storey 4-bay Hebridean-type thatched

cottage; north-facing and built on eminence near road.

Thick, battered, rubble-built and lime-washed walls with

curved angles. Door off-centre right; 2 windows on rear

wall; end stacks added - 1 central flue, heather thatch

roof secured with netting and stone weights; wallhead

mainly covered by thatch.

Interior: box beds; partition wall to east built of

timber framework with clay/pebble infill to eaves level,

vertical sticks above with interwoven heather rope and

mud daub; roof timbers with pegged joints; front door

with wooden hinges and lock.

Statement of Special Interest

Unoccupied (1983). House shown on this site on 1st ed.

O.S. (surveyed 1878). Although thatch reaches to outer

wall head, cottage is essentially Hebridean type: this

arrangement may date only from circa 1980 rethatching.



Date from owner.

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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