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Latitude: 58.5681 / 58°34'5"N
Longitude: -4.7655 / 4°45'55"W
OS Eastings: 239252
OS Northings: 967769
OS Grid: NC392677
Mapcode National: GBR G6L2.RVS
Mapcode Global: WH26J.RWWY
Plus Code: 9CCQH69M+7Q
Entry Name: The Manse, Balnakeil
Listing Name: Balnakeil, Old Manse and Walled Garden
Listing Date: 20 December 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330779
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB487
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland
Traditional County: Sutherland
1785-6, front addition 1865 and various other later
extensions. Originally 2-storey, south facing 3-bay house,
with later additions to front and rear now forming roughly
cruciform plan. All harled with dressed granite margins.
Original centre entrance masked by dated 1865 2-storey,
2-bay drawing and dining room wing with bipartite in centre
ground floor of south gable and single window above; single
gabletted dormers east and west. Lean-to porch in re-entrant.
Further 2-storey and attic, 2-bay wing to rear and single
storey service extension. 12-pane glazing; small mural
sundial at SW angle of original house; coped end, ridge
and wallhead stacks; slate roofs.
Interior; re-used bolection moulded doorpiece, dated 1727,
to original centre entrance, now opening off hall; coved
ceiling to 1st floor 1865 drawing room.
Walled garden; coped rubble walled garden.
Former Durness Church of Scotland Parish Manse. Doorpiece
dated 1727 and initialled MMD for Murdo MacDonald with