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Loch Hunder,dun south of Lochmaddy

A Scheduled Monument in Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.5705 / 57°34'13"N

Longitude: -7.1793 / 7°10'45"W

OS Eastings: 90469

OS Northings: 865205

OS Grid: NF904652

Mapcode National: GBR 88NQ.BDB

Mapcode Global: WGW3D.PZH8

Entry Name: Loch Hunder,dun S of Lochmaddy

Scheduled Date: 24 July 1934

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM924

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: North Uist

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


James C Walker, 1868 with later alterations and additions. 2-storey, 3-bay irregular-plan, Rogue Baronial villa, now subdivided. Stugged ashlar with polished dressings. Base course, moulded string course between ground and 1st floor, eaves course.

NE (PRINCIPAL/PROMENADE) ELEVATION: 3-stage entrance tower to centre; round-arched doorpiece with key-stone; panelled 2-leaf outer doors; stained glass upper panel to vestibule door; plate glass semicircular fanlight above. Corbelled balustraded balcony to pedimented window at 2nd stage, shouldered window at 3rd stage. Chamfered angles to 3rd stage. Polygonal piended roof with cast-iron brattishing. Window to each floor of bay to right; cast-iron window guard and stylised pedimented and finialed dormerhead to 1st floor breaking eaves. Canted 2-storey window in gabled bay to outer left; coped skews and kneelers.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen fully, 1994. Rounded-headed stained or painted glass stairwindow. Single storey addition to SE corner.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof (purple slate to rear), with fish-scale slates to piended tower to centre; gablehead stacks; tall moulded octagonal cans. Finial to skewputt to outer right.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1994.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: squared and snecked sandstone wall with moulded coping to street with stop-chamfered arrises to corniced pedestrian gatepiers, tall wrought-iron gate.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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