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Sorisdale Cottage

A Category C Listed Building in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.6814 / 56°40'53"N

Longitude: -6.4584 / 6°27'30"W

OS Eastings: 127048

OS Northings: 763295

OS Grid: NM270632

Mapcode National: GBR BCF1.Y9X

Mapcode Global: WGYBG.RBR8

Plus Code: 9C8MMGJR+HJ

Entry Name: Sorisdale Cottage

Listing Name: Sorisdale Cottage

Listing Date: 21 May 2008

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399921

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51094

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200399921

Location: Coll

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Parish: Coll

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Tagged with: Cottage

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Late 18th/ early 19th century with later additions. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan vernacular cottage with lower late 19th/earlier 20th century bay to right and late 20th century lean-to extension to rear. Painted rubble construction with gently battered walls and asymmetrically sized deep-set window openings.

Mixture of timber astragalled windows and fixed top-hung casements. Timber boarded doors. Corrugated sheet roofing with angled skew covers. Rooflights. Short rubble stacks with plain clay cans. Single gutter feeding water butt to rear extension.

Statement of Interest

The cottage at Sorisdale is a surviving element of a once thriving crofting community. The remains of other buildings in the group can be seen to the SE of the cottage; most are ruinous with only the stone walls remaining.

The cottage has been well maintained and adapted to modern use with the addition of a small extension. These alterations are sympathetic to the original building, using small window openings and traditional materials, and do not detract from the historic character of the cottage. The cottage was originally thatched, but the roof is now covered with corrugated sheeting to the same profile.

A later 19th century photograph shows the Sorisdale settlement with the thatched cottage in the foreground without the later bay to the N. Mackenzie's map of 1775 has 'Sodisdil' for the spelling of Sorisdale.

Remnants of boundary wall to South. Garden enclosed by fencing.

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