MHG22867 - House Behind North of Scotland Bank, Market Street, Tain

Summary

A former house, now apparently in use as a garage.

Type and Period (1)

  • HOUSE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1501 AD? to 1700 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A photograph of this building was submitted to the HER by Keith Hart in February 2011. The photograph shows the building to be of considerable age, with raised gables, a steeply pitched slate roof (formerly thatched), catslide dormers and 16 pane sashes. It appears to be the surviving remnant of a larger building, the northern gable end having been rebuilt at some time. <1>

The building is positioned at the rear of one of the plots fronting the medieval High Street. <2>

This building is described by Oram et al as being possibly 16th or 17th-century in date, with the apparent remnant of a gallery with a crowstepped gable. <3>


<1> Hart, K, 2011, Photographs of various HER sites taken by Keith Hart, Photo4x4, Taken 23/02/2011 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25213.


<2> Tilbury, S, Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Verbal Communication). SHG23297.


<3> Oram, R D, Martin, P F, McKean, C A, Neighbour, T and Cathcart, A, 2009, Historic Tain: Archaeology and development, pp 122, 124, Figure 31 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG24619.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7800 8206 (9m by 11m)
Map sheet NH78SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TAIN

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