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Walled Garden, The Manse, Balnakeil

A Category B Listed Building in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5683 / 58°34'5"N

Longitude: -4.7649 / 4°45'53"W

OS Eastings: 239290

OS Northings: 967785

OS Grid: NC392677

Mapcode National: GBR G6M2.L4S

Mapcode Global: WH26J.SW6V

Plus Code: 9CCQH69P+82

Entry Name: Walled Garden, The Manse, Balnakeil

Listing Name: Balnakeil, Old Manse and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 20 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330780

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB487

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Durness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Parish: Durness

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Former Durness Church of Scotland Parish Manse. Doorpiece

dated 1727 and initialled MMD for Murdo MacDonald with

inscription "God

sees you".

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