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The Thatched Cottage, Loch Na Bo

A Category B Listed Building in Elgin, Moray

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Latitude: 57.619 / 57°37'8"N

Longitude: -3.209 / 3°12'32"W

OS Eastings: 327878

OS Northings: 859421

OS Grid: NJ278594

Mapcode National: GBR L8FL.BQD

Mapcode Global: WH6JG.PR3L

Plus Code: 9C9RJQ9R+HC

Entry Name: The Thatched Cottage, Loch Na Bo

Listing Name: Loch Na Bo Croft

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340578

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8437

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Elgin

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Parish: Elgin

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Early/mid-19th century. Single storey, three-bay cottage with rear wing forming L plan. Clay and bool walls, harled to front and limewashed to rear. Gabled timber porch at centre; door in south elevation, rear wing flanked by small windows with replacement glazing; elsewhere four-pane glazing. Renewed end chimney stacks. Thatched roof with raised and scobed thatch ridge.

Statement of Interest

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.

Listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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