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Latitude: 58.4941 / 58°29'38"N
Longitude: -4.418 / 4°25'4"W
OS Eastings: 259161
OS Northings: 958752
OS Grid: NC591587
Mapcode National: GBR H6G8.P0R
Mapcode Global: WH387.3RGP
Entry Name: Tongue House
Listing Date: 18 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352507
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18458
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland
Traditional County: Sutherland
House; dated 1678 and 1750. 3-storey, 4-bay crowstepped block facing east/west, with extensive and rambling single storey and 2-storey wings to NW, presenting NW facing L-plan main entrance front. Harled or harl pointed rubble with ashlar dressings.
19th century gabled 2-storey porch in near centre of west elevation of 3-storey main block; single storey and attic, 7 bay heavily buttressed wing at right angles with 6 swept dormers rising through wallhead.
East garden front; near centre entrance in 1st floor reached by flight of steps with rubble parapet oversailing ground floor; asymmetrical fenestration with 3 narrow 1st floor windows close to wallhead.
Gate piers; plain square dressed rubble pair gate piers 12-pane glazing, cornice ridge and end stacks; crowsteps; local slate roofs.
Dated on NE skewputt, 1678 on face and 1750 incised on lip. Said to have been re-built by Donald MacKay, Master of Reay, after destruction by fire by General Monk's troops, during civil war.
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