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Latitude: 57.431 / 57°25'51"N
Longitude: -5.8135 / 5°48'48"W
OS Eastings: 171185
OS Northings: 844273
OS Grid: NG711442
Mapcode National: GBR D902.RWS
Mapcode Global: WGZ87.NHW5
Plus Code: 9C9PC5JP+9H
Entry Name: Southern (Heather Thatched) Barn, Mains Of Applecross, Applecross
Listing Name: Applecross Mains Top Barns
Listing Date: 31 August 1983
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330748
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB462
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
Traditional County: Ross-shire
Late 18th century, pair of hay/threshing barns. Both
orientated north/south; northern barn possibly the older.
Both of coursed drystone, square rubble; low walls with
marked external batter, wide wall vents filled with rough
vertical half-cut staves, replacing former wattling; centre
windowing doorways; piended roofs.
Northern barn; measures 55' x 19' with 5'6" wallhead height;
corrugated iron roof; modern silage pit falls floor space.
Southern barn; measures 62'6" x 19' with 6'9" wallhead
height; thatched roof over felt; cemented floor.
Very unusual pair barns, showing strong Hebridean influence
in their walling Dating difficult, but could well be earlier
than late 18th century in view of earlier Applecross House.
Appear on undated, but probably earlier 19th century, estate
maps in Applecross House, on which the Mains appears as
Borrodale. Barns would originally have heather thatched the
heavy roofs borne by pairs of crucks (couples) standing on
the cills of the wide vents. Similar barns in Kintail and the
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