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Latitude: 58.4919 / 58°29'30"N
Longitude: -4.4205 / 4°25'13"W
OS Eastings: 259005
OS Northings: 958511
OS Grid: NC590585
Mapcode National: GBR H6G8.V5V
Mapcode Global: WH387.2T8D
Entry Name: Tongue Mains
Listing Date: 18 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352512
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18462
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland
Traditional County: Sutherland
Dated 1843. Imposing farm steading/carriage house/ stable square. Rubble, ashlar dressings. Symmetrical 9-bay south facade, with slightly advanced and gabled centre bay with high round-headed arched entrance with datestone, monogram and coronet above; set of dovecote flight holes and associated alighting ledge in gable apex. Archway flanked by groups of 3 tall round-headed arched carriage house and stable entrances; slightly advanced and gabled outer bays each with paired ground floor windows and centre 1st floor window.
Portion of east side of square formed by pair of single storey and attic cottages, 1 of 2-bays and 1 of 3-bays with centre door; 3 barge-boarded dormers; ridge and rear wallhead stacks. Remainder of square comprises byre and and stores, with horse walk on north side. Loft entrance with stone hoist in north gable of entrance tower.
Crowsteps; stone finials; lattice glazing survives in most south front windows; fine graded local slate roof.
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