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Tongue House Boathouse/Store and Pier

A Category C Listed Building in Tongue, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4947 / 58°29'40"N

Longitude: -4.4178 / 4°25'3"W

OS Eastings: 259178

OS Northings: 958810

OS Grid: NC591588

Mapcode National: GBR H6G8.P4W

Mapcode Global: WH387.3RK8

Entry Name: Tongue House Boathouse/Store and Pier

Listing Date: 7 March 1984

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354299

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19881

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tongue

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Parish: Tongue

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Description

Boathouse/store; earlier/mid 19th century 2-storey rectangular building with centre segmental headed entrance in centre, west gable (giving onto pier across road) with centre window above. Harled rubble. Slit vents in north and south long elevations; crowsteps; slate roof.

Pier; simple rubble pier with slightly curved arm, and with small secondary slipway on south side.

Statement of Interest

Timber boathouse, also by pier not listed. Access by sea to Tongue House would have been of prime importance, there being little road access to the north coast before Telford's Parliamentary road of circa 1815. What is now the rear entrance to the house was probably formerly the main access.

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