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Orbost House, Skye

A Category B Listed Building in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3951 / 57°23'42"N

Longitude: -6.5666 / 6°33'59"W

OS Eastings: 125747

OS Northings: 843067

OS Grid: NG257430

Mapcode National: GBR B955.P00

Mapcode Global: WGY6Y.3D97

Plus Code: 9C9M9CWM+29

Entry Name: Orbost House, Skye

Listing Name: Orbost House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330767

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB476

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duirinish

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Parish: Duirinish

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Early 19th century, 2 storey, wide 3 bay classical house,
added to east gable of later 18th century, simple 2 storey
and attic, 3 bay dwelling. Main (east) facade of tooled Soay
stone with polished ashlar dressings, harled flanks; earlier
house of rubble. Principal facade; slightly advanced
pedimented centre bay with 3 terminal urns; giant angle
pilasters to outer bays; cornice and blocking course. Engaged
Roman Doric columned doorpiece; decorative fanlight,
sidelights and panelled door approached by flight steps.
Ground floor windows taller than 1st; 12-pane glazing; 1
ground, 2 upper south gable windows; broad corniced end
stacks with margins; slate roofs. Various wings to rear
forming courtyard range. Interior: enriched plaster ceilings
to main house, curved staircase with decorative cast-iron
balusters; some original chimney pieces; marbled architraves
to hallway doors; bow ended study.
Doors in earlier portion have dates 1764 and 1765 scratched
on them.

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