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Distillery, Clynelish Road, Brora

A Category B Listed Building in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Latitude: 58.0249 / 58°1'29"N

Longitude: -3.869 / 3°52'8"W

OS Eastings: 289707

OS Northings: 905498

OS Grid: NC897054

Mapcode National: GBR J7TJ.2GQ

Mapcode Global: WH4CY.JKVD

Plus Code: 9CCR24FJ+XC

Entry Name: Distillery, Clynelish Road, Brora

Listing Name: Clynelish Brora Distillery.

Listing Date: 7 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330931

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB578

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Clyne

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Parish: Clyne

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Dated 1820 and 1896. Distillery complex of two builds,

all rubble with tooled dressings. Centre L-plan, 2-storey

range with kiln with pyramidal slated roof topped with

pagoda cupola vent, in south arm, with mill room, boiler

house and stillhouse in long south facing elevation, with

tall, later iron banded brick chimney abutting north elevation. Datestone with joint Stafford/Sutherland arms in east gable;

bellcote with gilded weather cock at east gable apex.

3 parallel, mainly single storey, ranges, to south, with long

elevations facing east/west; 2 ranges comprise bonded

warehouses, 3rd includes various stores and former 2-storey,

3-bay house, now converted to industrial use.

To east, range of 7 parallel single storey bonded warehouses

dated 1896, with long elevations facing north/south, each

warehouse becoming progressively shorter in length towards

the north, the roughly triangular site being restricted by

the Clynelish burn to NE, each gable end becoming more

recessed, and stepped along the edge of the burn. Ball

finialled gables; West Highland slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Founded in 1819 by Sutherland Estate and "erected" for

$750. Enlarged in 1896 by Ainslie and Co. Modern distillery to

south of original complex not included in listing.

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