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Latitude: 57.4741 / 57°28'26"N
Longitude: -7.3388 / 7°20'19"W
OS Eastings: 80099
OS Northings: 855239
OS Grid: NF800552
Mapcode National: GBR 888Z.3CM
Mapcode Global: WGW3X.7DLL
Plus Code: 9C9JFMF6+MF
Entry Name: Taigh Violet Rose, 10 Uachdar, Isle of Benbecula
Listing Name: Taigh Violet Rose, 10 Uachdar, Beinn na Faoghla / Taigh Violet Rose, 10 Uachdar, Isle of Benbecula
Listing Date: 24 April 1985
Last Amended: 24 March 2021
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352901
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18760
Building Class: Cultural
Location: South Uist
County: Na h-Eileanan Siar
Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath
Parish: South Uist
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
These vernacular buildings, once prolific across Na h-Eileanan Siar, are now extremely rare. Taigh Violet Rose continues to show regional traditional building methods and materials and retains a significant proportion of its historic fabric, footprint, vernacular form and character. Notable features include the thick rubble walls.
The previous listed building record (written in 1985) describes the roof as thatched in marram and secured with ropes and brick weights. The property has been rethatched in reed with a straw ridge. It is one of only 54 buildings or groups of buildings in Na h-Eileanan Siar that are known to retain a thatched roof, and is among a very small number of surviving thatched buildings across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.
Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review. Previously listed as 'Benbecula 10, Uachdar'.