Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

99 An Càrnan, Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas / 99 Carnan excluding porch, Eochar, Isle of South UistLB18762

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/04/1985
Last Date Amended
21/04/2021
Supplementary Information Updated
26/04/2021
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish
South Uist
NGR
NF 79046 47165
Coordinates
79046, 847165

Description

Perhaps early 19th century and may have been an inn or ferryman's house. Single-storey, three wide bays, Skye-type thatched cottage. Slightly battered rubble-built walls with curved angles. Central door on east front behind harled lean-to porch. Two windows in west wall and single window in short south wall. Single end and off-centre axial chimney stacks. Marram thatch roof secured with ropes and stone weights.

Interior (seen in 1985): boarded ceilings; stone slabs laid over inner corners to support roof timbers.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: the porch attached to the east elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

The previous listed building record, written in 1985, states that the building may have formerly been an inn or ferryman's house for the principal ferry route from South Uist to Benbecula. However, it is not marked as such on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map (surveyed 1878).

These vernacular buildings, once prolific across Na h-Eileanan Siar, are now extremely rare. 99 Carnan continues to show regional traditional building methods and materials. Notable features include the battered rubble walls and a marram thatched roof with turf underlay, secured with ropes and stone weights.

The thatch is missing in places but overall enough of the historic fabric and form survives to show that it is characteristic of 19th century Na h-Eileanan Siar vernacular building traditions. It is one of only 54 buildings or groups of buildings in Na h-Eileanan Siar that are known to retain a thatched roof, and is among a very small number of surviving thatched buildings across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: the porch attached to the east elevation.

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review. Previously listed as '99 Carnan'.

References

Bibliography

Canmore: http://canmore.org.uk/ CANMORE ID 238330

Maps

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1878, published 1879) Inverness-shire - Hebrides XLVI.15 (South Uist). 1st Edition. 25 inches to one mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Printed Sources

Miers, M. (2008) Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. Rutland Press.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Scotland (2016) A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland. London: SPAB. p. 578.

Online Sources

Historic Environment Scotland (2018) Scotland's Thatched Buildings: Introductory Designations Report at https://www.historicenvironment.scot/archives-and-research/publications/publication/?publicationId=8b3d1317-5a56-4416-905b-a8e800bf4c3c.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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Images

99 Carnan, rear elevation, looking east, during daytime.
99 Carnan, principal elevation, looking west, during daytime.

Map

Map

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