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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330484
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB281
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Creich (Highland)
Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton
Parish: Creich (Highland)
Traditional County: Sutherland
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.
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).