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Corrodale Cottage, 96 Bualadubh, Eochar, Isle of South Uist

A Category B Listed Building in Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.392 / 57°23'31"N

Longitude: -7.3563 / 7°21'22"W

OS Eastings: 78328

OS Northings: 846195

OS Grid: NF783461

Mapcode National: GBR 8975.TK2

Mapcode Global: WGV34.ZG4K

Plus Code: 9C9J9JRV+RF

Entry Name: Corrodale Cottage, 96 Bualadubh, Eochar, Isle of South Uist

Listing Name: Corrodale Cottage, 96 Bualadubh, Iochdar, Uibhist a Deas / Corrodale Cottage, 96 Bualadubh, Eochar, Isle of South Uist

Listing Date: 15 January 1980

Last Amended: 21 April 2021

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352914

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18768

Building Class: Cultural

Location: South Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas

Parish: South Uist

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Thatched cottage

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Description

Probably 19th century, single-storey, three-bay with central door, Skye-type thatched cottage. Single window in centre of east wall. Rubble built walls with squared angles. End chimney stacks. Marram thatch roof, overhanging eaves, secured with netting and stone weights.

The cottage was renovated for use as holiday accommodation after 2005.

Statement of Interest

These vernacular buildings, once prolific across Na h-Eileanan Siar, are now extremely rare. Corrodale Cottage continues to show regional traditional building methods and materials and retains a significant proportion of its historic fabric, 19th century footprint, vernacular form and character. Notable features include the thick rubble walls with curved angles and marram thatched roof secured with stone weights.

It is one of only 54 buildings or groups of buildings in Na h-Eileanan Siar that are known to retain an intact thatched roof, and is among a very small number of surviving thatched buildings across Scotland. 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 'Eochar 96 Bualadubh'.

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