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Latitude: 57.672 / 57°40'19"N
Longitude: -4.3617 / 4°21'42"W
OS Eastings: 259240
OS Northings: 867133
OS Grid: NH592671
Mapcode National: GBR H8LF.YN8
Mapcode Global: WH3D9.ZF5F
Plus Code: 9C9QMJCQ+Q8
Entry Name: Assynt House
Listing Name: Assynt House
Listing Date: 25 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330612
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB368
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth
Traditional County: Ross-shire
Late 18th/early 19th century 2-storey over raised basement
house, 3 bays with centre door; various later embellishments.
Further alterations in later 19th century when 3-storey,
single bay wings added to west gable, projecting at SW and NW
angles. All harled with ashlar dressings. Slightly advanced
centre bay (to earlier house) approached by flight steps
oversailing raised basement, with original cast-iron
balustrade with palmette detailing; projecting stairwell to
Circa 1840 dummy bartizans flank centre projecting bay at
wallhead; crenellated parapet with gable behind to front and
rear from same period. Later 19th century (after 1875) wings
(containing library and dining room) with oriel window in 1st
floor of south gable (similar oriel inserted in east gable)
and bipartites in west gable; large dummy angle bartizan;
crowstepped gables and crenellated parapets.
Mainly 12-pane glazing; band courses; rusticated quoins; twin
ridge stacks to older house, wallhead stacks to new wings;
Interior: plaster cornices with palmette detailing in ground
floor of early house; later 19th century library and dining
room pine lined with original bookcases and chimney pieces.
Additional wings do not appear on earliest OS. Said to have
been dower house to Novar.
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