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Melness House

A Category B Listed Building in Tongue, Highland

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Latitude: 58.5125 / 58°30'45"N

Longitude: -4.4378 / 4°26'16"W

OS Eastings: 258082

OS Northings: 960839

OS Grid: NC580608

Mapcode National: GBR H6D7.CXM

Mapcode Global: WH386.S9YK

Plus Code: 9CCQGH76+2V

Entry Name: Melness House

Listing Name: Melness House

Listing Date: 20 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352500

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18454

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tongue

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Parish: Tongue

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Late 18th century south facing 2-storey, 3-bay house with centre door masked by lean-to porch, with large 2-storey and attic, also 3-bay, addition added earlier/mid 19th century to form L-plan dwelling. All whitewashed or harled rubble. Main entrance in east facing later range with projecting gabled centre bay with side entrance, 1st floor window above and apex stack; 2-piended dormers. Single storey, 3-bay service dwelling to north of main house (linked by short passage), with diminutive wallhead attic windows and corrugated asbestos roof. 12- and 2-pane glazing; large rear wallhead stack; end stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Single storey service cottage probably of earlier date than either portion of main house. At one time a sheep farm of 70,000 acres, after passing from cadet branch of Mackay family to Sutherland estates.

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