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161 Feorlig, Spinningdale

A Category B Listed Building in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 57.879 / 57°52'44"N

Longitude: -4.2376 / 4°14'15"W

OS Eastings: 267401

OS Northings: 889922

OS Grid: NH674899

Mapcode National: GBR H7XX.1MT

Mapcode Global: WH3CD.W786

Plus Code: 9C9QVQH6+JX

Entry Name: 161 Feorlig, Spinningdale

Listing Name: Spinningdale, Feorlig

Listing Date: 30 May 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330484

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB281

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Creich (Highland)

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Parish: Creich (Highland)

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Early 19th century. Single storey and dormerless attic,
3-bay cottage with continuous slightly lower single
storey and loft, 5-bay steading range set back at gable
forming linear plan. White-washed rubble, the rubble used
for the steading being of rougher quality masonry; upper
half of the steading gable of vertical weather-boarding.
COTTAGE: centre entrance masked by later gabled porch with
side entrance; small windows with 4-pane glazing. End
stacks; red-painted corrugated iron roof with roof lights.
STEADING: irregular bays with 3 doors and 2 small windows;
1 lighting former stable; loft door in end gable;
corrugated iron roof (also painted red) with roof lights.

Statement of Interest

Linear plan similar to other croft house/steadings on the

E coast of Sutherland.

Land around Spinningdale improved and village established

by George Dempster of Dunnichen who built the (now

ruinous) spinning mill there in the 1790s. Early cottages

in the area said (1793) to have been mean; most would

have been re-built once the land was improved and


Corrugated-iron roof would have replaced the former thatch

(probably heather over turf).

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