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Latitude: 56.4172 / 56°25'1"N
Longitude: -4.7542 / 4°45'15"W
OS Eastings: 230197
OS Northings: 728399
OS Grid: NN301283
Mapcode National: GBR GCMR.K1Y
Mapcode Global: WH2JZ.YY7W
Plus Code: 9C8QC68W+V8
Entry Name: Cononish House Including Byre To Rear And Boundary Walls, Tyndrum
Listing Name: Tyndrum, Cononish House Including Byre to Rear and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 4 May 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398309
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50334
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
Dating to circa 1769, this 2-storey 3-bay former tacksman's house with adjoining single storey range is remotely situated some miles to the West of Tyndrum. To the rear lying parallel is a detached predominantly drystone byre, presumably coeval, with battered walls and a replacement corrugated metal pitched roof. These buildings are excellent examples of Scottish vernacular architecture, the character of which remains significantly intact. Houses of this size and date which remain substantially externally unaltered are a rarity. It is a strong example of a tacksman's house.
The (North) entrance elevation consists of a later timber monopitch porch extension with an entrance at right angles which obscures the central entrance door. There is a window above and flanking windows. To the right is a single storey wing with a pair of windows to the left, the larger one formed out of a former door opening. To the far right is a timber boarded door. The end gable is blank. The end bay to the right of the South elevation has a gabled window breaking the eaves. There are gable stacks with thackstanes to the principal house and a central thackstoned ridge stack to the single storey wing. Immediately to the North lies the long byre range with openings to the South elevation only. The East gable is no longer extant.
There is a rubble boundary wall to the West and South of the property and sections of rubble wall to the East.
The principal house is mostly harled with some painted stone and the single storey wing is painted or limewashed rubble. Predominantly timber sash and case windows with horns, plate glass or 2-pane over 2-pane. Timber boarded doors to the byre. Graded slate roof.
A tacksman was usually a relation of the clan chief and leased an amount of land from the chief and then sub-let it to cottars and tenants who worked the land.