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Skye, Peinduin

House (18th Century)

Site Name Skye, Peinduin

Classification House (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Peighinn An Duine

Canmore ID 276035

Site Number NG35NE 38

NGR NG 3863 5764

NGR Description NG c. 3863 5764

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
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  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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Peinduin (Peighinn an Dùine), probably 18th century, with an inscription of 1860 (no longer visible) indicating later alterations An interesting stage in the evolution of the Skye gentry house, with squared-off corners and detached, thick-walled ranges extending forward on each side to form a loose U-plan. Built of field boulders, the three-bay house is now a ruin.

[After returning from Canada in 1779 and living in South Uist for some years, Flora Macdonald spent her final years (from 1787 until her death in 1790) at Leabost on the tack of Penduin, where she died in 1790.]

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

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