CLYNELISH BRORA DISTILLERY. (Ref:578)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 07/03/1984.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NH 896 055.
Dated 1820 and 1896. Distillery complex of two builds, all rubble with tooled dressings. Centre L-plan, 2-storey range with kiln with pyramidal slated roof topped with pagoda cupola vent, in south arm, with mill room, boiler house and stillhouse in long south facing elevation, with tall, later iron banded brick chimney abutting north elevation. Datestone with joint Stafford/Sutherland arms in east gable; bellcote with gilded weather cock at east gable apex. 3 parallel, mainly single storey, ranges, to south, with long elevations facing east/west; 2 ranges comprise bonded warehouses, 3rd includes various stores and former 2-storey, 3-bay house, now converted to industrial use. To east, range of 7 parallel single storey bonded warehouses dated 1896, with long elevations facing north/south, each warehouse becoming progressively shorter in length towards the north, the roughly triangular site being restricted by the Clynelish burn to NE, each gable end becoming more recessed, and stepped along the edge of the burn. Ball finialled gables; West Highland slate roof.
Founded in 1819 by Sutherland Estate and "erected" for
$750. Enlarged in 1896 by Ainslie and Co. Modern distillery to
south of original complex not included in listing.
James Loch, IMPROVEMENTS ON THE ESTATES OF LORD STAFFORD
(1820) pp.28, 29. Plate 18. John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL
ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, ii (1977) p.312.
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