MHG61050 - Thatched Cottage - Totscore


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Type and Period (2)

  • THATCHED COTTAGE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Modernised thatched cottage, currently let out as holiday accomodation. The roof is thatched in what appears to be either reed or straw and has a continuous thatched ridge. The ridge, which has been secured with metal wire pegs, has a single row of horizontal scobing made from metal. The entire roof has been netted, including across the ridge. The netting has been weighted along the eaves with stones, which have been secured to the netting along the eaves by metal wire. The stones hang slightly off the edge of the eaves, except from above the door openings where the stones have been secured slightly above the eaves. There are a few patches of mossy vegetation growth across the surface of the thatch, however, this is not extensive.
Surveyed as part of the Scottish Thatched Building Survey by Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) in 2014. Survey no. 104. <1>

GIS spatial data created 2019 based on OS Master Map. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NG 3829 6611 (11m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG36NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

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