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Kyle of Tongue Look-Out/Ferry House

A Category B Listed Building in Tongue, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4926 / 58°29'33"N

Longitude: -4.4289 / 4°25'43"W

OS Eastings: 258522

OS Northings: 958606

OS Grid: NC585586

Mapcode National: GBR H6F8.XQ9

Mapcode Global: WH386.YS5V

Entry Name: Kyle of Tongue Look-Out/Ferry House

Listing Date: 7 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352499

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18453

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tongue

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Parish: Tongue

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Description

Early 19th century, single storey octagonal building sited on slightly raised platform overlooking the Kyle of Tongue. Harled rubble, tooled ashlar margins. Centre door in west face, flanked by windows, with further windows in north and south facets. Tall rear margined and corniced wallhead stack octagonal piended slate roof; stumpy lead finial. Drystone coped retaining wall to raised site.

Statement of Interest

Stands not far from ferry pier; now superceded by causeway crossing Kyle. Small round now roofless building on west side of Kyle by the ferry pier at Achuvoldrac appears to link with Tongue lookout and probably served as shelter/signal station.

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