EHG4434 - Photographic survey and building assessment - Skibo Estate

Technique(s)

MANAGEMENT SURVEY, PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Organisation

Andrew Wright

Date

March 2013

Description

An illustrated gazetteer of the buildings, structures and features of historic interest on the Skibo Estate was produced by Andrew PK Wright in 2013. It had been commissioned by its owners, the Carnegie Club, to provide an overview on the resource, its relative importance and special interest, current condition, and conservation issues that may require to be addressed in the short and longer term. The evaluation of the sites and buildings set out in the gazetteer was based on limited external inspection of the fabric and could not be construed as being exhaustive. In a small number of cases the interiors of buildings were inspected. An overview was provided in respect of each site to give guidance on the conservation issues to be addressed. The gazetteer did not address the historic designed landscape, except insofar as this relates to the built elements of the landscape framework, including walls, balustrading and steps. Although reference was made to historic boundary walls within the framework of the estate, no survey was undertaken to establish the full extent of this resource and its current condition. It was considered to have the potential to be of value in discussions with the local planning authority and with Historic Scotland and in setting a framework for future development and for the ongoing repair of the historic fabric of the estate. It could be used as a basis for establishing priorities for future conservation work, and in setting and maintaining appropriate standards. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

Map

Location

Location Skibo Castle and estate
Grid reference Centred NH 7289 8826 (3945m by 2613m)
Map sheet NH78NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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