MHG52537 - Blackhouse at 13 Holmisdale, Glendale


A former blackhouse latterly in use as a byre.

Type and Period (3)

  • BLACKHOUSE (Built, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1877 AD (at some time))
  • BLACKHOUSE (Occupied, 18th Century to 20th Century - 1701 AD? to 1959 AD? (between))
  • BYRE (In use, 20th Century to 21st Century - 1950 AD? to 2009 AD (between))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A former blackhouse which is depicted as roofed on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map c.1877. <1>

Photographs of the building and accompanying information were submitted to the HER as a requirement of planning consent for a new house and the renovation of this building to a café and gallery. The building was a lived in blackhouse until around the 1950s, possibly by a Mary Morrison, and then used as a cattle byre until the present day. Some re-pointing work was done in the 1990s.
The building now has a corrugated iron roof replacing the former thatch, and the roof structure has possibly been replaced or modified to accommodate this. There are two rooms each with a fireplace served by the central stone chimney. The cast iron range survives in a very poor condition. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 18403 48288 (7m by 13m) (Mastermap)
Map sheet NG14NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish DUIRINISH

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