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Grianan,house,Lochan Hakel or Hacoin

A Scheduled Monument in North, West and Central Sutherland, Highland

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Latitude: 58.439 / 58°26'20"N

Longitude: -4.452 / 4°27'7"W

OS Eastings: 256958

OS Northings: 952686

OS Grid: NC569526

Mapcode National: GBR H6CF.CGF

Mapcode Global: WH38L.L47X

Entry Name: Grianan,house,Lochan Hakel or Hacoin

Scheduled Date: 4 December 1934

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1897

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: house

Location: Tongue

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: North, West and Central Sutherland

Traditional County: Sutherland


A Marshall Mackenzie, 1898. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay villa. Tooled coursed grey granite with finely finished pink granite dressings to SE elevation; Aberdeen bond granite rubble to remainder. Rough-faced pink granite base course; ground and 1st floor moulded cill courses; eaves course. Pink granite architraves to openings of SE elevation; long and short rough-faced granite quoins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; doorway to centre bay of ground floor, architraves with keystone detail flanked by radial voussoirs and surmounted by saddle-back cornice, stone steps lead to 2-leaf panelled timber door, 6-light fanlight with turned astragals; deep architraves and corniced tripartite window to flanking bay to left at ground floor; gableted windows to centre and left bays at 1st floor breaking eaves, stone finials and skewputts. 3-light canted window to ground floor of gabled bay to right, window to centre of 1st floor, bull's-eye opening set in gablehead.

NE ELEVATION: gabled; flat-roofed and lean-to additions to ground floor, decorative stained glass stair window above, window to outer left.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; wing advanced to bay to right, 2-leaf small-pane door to ground floor, piend-roofed dormer to attic, regular fenestration and openings to returns; hexagonal bay to re-entrant angle to left, regular fenestration; narrow small-pane door to centre bay at ground floor, flanked to left by broad window; pair of piend-roofed windows breaking eaves to 1st floor above; 4-light rectangular dormers with catslide roofs to attic floor.

SW ELEVATION: gabled; window to left of ground floor, irregular fenestration to 1st floor; single storey and attic wing to outer left.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows, plate glass and 2-pane lower sashes, small-pane upper sashes. Grey slate roof with lead ridges. Coped pink granite skews with blocked skewputts. Coped gablehead and wallhead stacks with octagonal cans; paired diamond-end stacks to gablehead of principal elevation. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: glazed inner door to porch, flanked by fluted pilastered, large plate glass fanlight; hallway panelled below dado, cartouche frieze, ribbed and boarded ceiling; arcaded screen to stair, simple balusters, delicate sunrise stained glass stair window. Elaborate plasterwork throughout; timber and marble fireplaces survive (many boxed in).

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped rough-faced granite wall to SE, flanked to left and right by square-plan granite ashlar gatepiers (shared with adjacent properties); granite and brick coped walls to remainder.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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