History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Melness House

A Category B Listed Building in Tongue, Highland

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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

Entry 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

Find accommodation in
Talmine

Description

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.

Recommended Books

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.