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Moin House

Cottage (19th Century)

Site Name Moin House

Classification Cottage (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Moine House

Canmore ID 5411

Site Number NC56SW 1

NGR NC 51835 60047

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Site Management (6 November 1997)

Simple single storey, 3-bay cottage. All harled. Centre door masked by later projecting porch with side entrance. Single window in east return gable with large, but worn plaque in centre with ashlar margins. Skewputts project from return gables in Sutherland tradition, coped end stacks; slate roof.

Built to serve as refuge for travellers crossing the isolated, high ground of the Moin Worn inscription commemorates construction of road (by Duke of Sutherland) in 1830. (Historic Scotland)

Earliest known roadside refuge (that wasn't an inn) in the Highlands. From Tongue, Moin House is clearly visible on the skyline. (E.Beaton)


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