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TONGUE HOUSELB18458

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
18/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Tongue
NGR
NC 59161 58752
Coordinates
259161, 958752

Description

House; dated 1678 and 1750. 3-storey, 4-bay crowstepped block facing east/west, with extensive and rambling single storey and 2-storey wings to NW, presenting NW facing L-plan main entrance front. Harled or harl pointed rubble with ashlar dressings.

19th century gabled 2-storey porch in near centre of west elevation of 3-storey main block; single storey and attic, 7 bay heavily buttressed wing at right angles with 6 swept dormers rising through wallhead.

East garden front; near centre entrance in 1st floor reached by flight of steps with rubble parapet oversailing ground floor; asymmetrical fenestration with 3 narrow 1st floor windows close to wallhead.

Gate piers; plain square dressed rubble pair gate piers 12-pane glazing, cornice ridge and end stacks; crowsteps; local slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Dated on NE skewputt, 1678 on face and 1750 incised on lip. Said to have been re-built by Donald MacKay, Master of Reay, after destruction by fire by General Monk's troops, during civil war.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND IV, (1892) pp. 372-3.

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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