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Latitude: 57.2839 / 57°17'2"N
Longitude: -6.4416 / 6°26'29"W
OS Eastings: 132443
OS Northings: 830212
OS Grid: NG324302
Mapcode National: GBR B9HG.L85
Mapcode Global: WGY7L.05VX
Entry Name: Skye, Talisker House
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332523
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1787
Building Class: Cultural
Locality: Eilean a'Cheo
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Early 18th century core with later additions; harled, ashlar dressings. 2 storey and attic, 6 wide bays; 2 bay piended projecting wing to front (west) elevation with porch in left re-entrant, single storey addition with 5 long multi-pane windows in right re-entrant and bow window
to centre of wing; have crenellated parapets. 5 piended dormers with decoratively carved wood jambs; 2 stair windows to rear; 12-pane and lying pane glazing; end and ridge stacks; slate roof.
Interior: projecting front wing (circa 1780) contains dining room at ground floor and drawing room above. Original ornate plaster ceiling in drawing room. Dining room plaster ceiling dates from 1865 when bow window added.
Projecting front wing. Boswell and Johnson stayed at Talisker in 1773. Area by front door paved with stone from beach... "injudiciously paved" according to Boswell. Talisker originally belonged to Macleods of Dunvegan and was inherited by the second son, or next heir.