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Tongue House

Country House (17th Century)

Site Name Tongue House

Classification Country House (17th Century)

Canmore ID 5339

Site Number NC55NE 4

NGR NC 59161 58752

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Tongue
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC55NE 4.00 NC 59161 58752.

NC55NE 4.01 NC 5913 5863 Driveway

NC55NE 4.02 NC 5921 5866 Garden Cottage

NC55NE 4.03 NC 5920 5880 Gates

NC55NE 4.04 NC 59205 58718 Sundial

NC55NE 4.05 NC 59141 58657 Gatepiers

NC55NE 4.06 NC 59101 58733 Garden Walls

See also

NC55NE 23 NC 59206 58709 Walled Garden

NC55NE 31 NC 59178 58810 Coachouse

(NC 5918 5875) Tongue House (NAT)

OS 6" map (1962)

Built for Lord Reay in 1678 and subsequently extended, Tongue House stands on the site of an earlier house which was burned out by Cromwellian troops in 1655. It consists of two blocks at right angles to each other, the west block being one and a half storeys with dormers and large additions on the north side. Pediments from this block bearing the date 1678, are preserved in the tenant's sitting room. The south block is three storeyed and bears the dates 1678 and 1750, on the NE skewput.

HBD 2/67; D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; RCAHMS 1911, visited 1909

Now the summer residence of the Countess of Sutherland, Tongue House is of no outstanding architectural importance.

Visited by OS (JLD) 25 April 1960 and (JB) 15 September 1977


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