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Dun Boreraig,fort,Strath

A Scheduled Monument in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1738 / 57°10'25"N

Longitude: -5.947 / 5°56'49"W

OS Eastings: 161516

OS Northings: 816124

OS Grid: NG615161

Mapcode National: GBR C9PR.QRK

Mapcode Global: WGZ9B.MY9D

Entry Name: Dun Boreraig,fort,Strath

Scheduled Date: 19 November 1963

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2351

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Strath

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

Circa 1800. 2-storey 3-bay farmhouse with mid 19th century single storey pavilions. Warm coloured stone, squared and coursed to S eelvation, with droved ahslar dressings, unusual pointing.

S ELEVATION: bays grouped towards centre. 2-leaf panelled door with fanlight; window in each flanking bay and to each bay at 1st floor.

PAVILIONS: adjoined to E and W gables; single storey piend-roofed; that to right with door and window to S (lying-pone glazing pattern), later harled, piend-roofed addition to N; that to left with large bipartite inserted and modern conservatory addtion to return.

N (rear) elevation: stair window at centre, above square stone porch addition.

Plate glass glazing pattern and sash and case windows predominating. Grey slates; 2 large piend-roofed slate hung dormers at rear, 1 small. End stacks.

RETAINING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble walls with crenellated ashlar coping, to E and N. Large drum piers with ball finials to E, square piers with ashlar caps to N.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

P McNeill TRANENT AND ITS SURROUNDINGS (1883) p191.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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