MHG5874 - Raasay House

Summary

A country house originating c.1720 with later additions, built close to the former site of Torr Iain Ghairbh castle. Much of the house was destroyed by fire in January 2009.

Type and Period (1)

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

A country house originating c.1720 with later additions, built close to the former site of Torr Iain Ghairbh castle.

The building was listed in 1971.

A comprehensive photographic record was made of this building during refurbishment and repair works in 2008. The report summarises the history of the house and is accompanied by five appendices containing a large collection of photographs. <1> <2> <3> <4> <5> <6> <7>

The house suffered a major fire, which destroyed most of the building, on the night of Saturday 17/Sunday 18 January 2009, a few days before it was due to be handed over to the community.

A photographic survey of the fire damage was carried out in 2009 by Highlands and Islands Enterprise in relation to planning application 09/00043/LBCSL (Downtaking to make safe fire damage). <8>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 54732 36589 (80m by 50m)
Map sheet NG53NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

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