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
South Uist
NF 76444 53528
76444, 853528


Late 18th/early 19th century. Former small mansion, now 3


2 rectangular-plan blocks arranged in L-plan, forming 2 sides

of a courtyard, latter closed at north by pair of

pyramidal-roofed square-plan outbuildings (entry between);

wall to east with corniced square gatepiers. Harled. West

range probably built first; 3-bay courtyard elevation,

asymmetrical west elevation has off-centre piended porch,

upper windows with piended dormer heads; taller south range

with 6-bay south front, 2 doors to courtyard, one in piended

timber porch, attic dormers above. Mainly 12-pane sash

windows. Corniced end and axial stacks; straight skews; slate


Outbuildings each single storey with attic 2-bay north

elevation, coped apex stacks. Extensive range of walled

gardens to east and small enclosure to west; all rubble

built, with pitched coping.

Statement of Special Interest

The writer in the NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (p.188) states that

the stones of the former nunnery were re-used in building

Clanranald's mansion and offices.

Became Clan Ranald's seat after 1715 when Ormaclett was

burned, until 1839 when the estate was sold (Thomson, THE

UISTS & BARRA, 1974. p.82).



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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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