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Colbost Croft Museum, Colbost, Isle of Skye

A Category B Listed Building in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.443 / 57°26'34"N

Longitude: -6.6418 / 6°38'30"W

OS Eastings: 121596

OS Northings: 848706

OS Grid: NG215487

Mapcode National: GBR 99Z1.QJW

Mapcode Global: WGX5K.Y5DY

Plus Code: 9C9MC9V5+67

Entry Name: Colbost Croft Museum, Colbost, Isle of Skye

Listing Name: Taigh-tasgaidh Croit Cheileabost, 1 Ceileabost, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach / Colbost Croft Museum excluding remains of later 20th century Still House to west, 1 Colbost, Isle of Skye

Listing Date: 8 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 March 2021

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330797

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB496

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duirinish

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Parish: Duirinish

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Museum Blackhouse

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Description

Later 19th century traditional Skye crofthouse. Single storey, two bays wide. Right bay (north) house of single chamber, left entrance to former byre. Internal doorway between chamber and byre. No windows; small metal ridge chimney. The roof is piended and thatched in either rush or marram and is netted with the netting weighted by stones.

Interior: half sawn planking partition between room and byre; centre hearth to room, with crook over. Earth floor. Byre has pebble floor and small vent at wallhead level.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: remains of the later 20th century Still House to west.

Statement of Interest

The former croft house became a museum in 1969.

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following are excluded from the listing: remains of the later 20th century Still House to west.

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2020. Previously listed as '1 Colbost, House and Former Still House now Croft Museum'.

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