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Barrock Mains Steading

A Category C Listed Building in Bower, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5454 / 58°32'43"N

Longitude: -3.2344 / 3°14'3"W

OS Eastings: 328246

OS Northings: 962584

OS Grid: ND282625

Mapcode National: GBR L6C4.K2Y

Mapcode Global: WH6D0.9G1W

Entry Name: Barrock Mains Steading

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330943

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB585

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bower

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Bower

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Earlier 19th century, long single storey and attic SW
facing steading range fronting rectangular inner court.
All rubble with tooled rubble dressings. Centre round-
headed arched entrance to court, under stumpy crenellated
tower with dummy pediments at front and side wallheads;
bipartite in centre 1st floor with band course and pigeon
flight holes above.
To left of entrance arch (NW), 7 segmental headed cart
bays with rectangular loft vents above (1 cart bay slapped
as tall flat-headed entrance reaching wallhead); to
left (SE) range of 3 single storey and attic cottages, 2
3-bay and single 2-bay dwellings with 2 gabletted dormers.
Later gabled and crowstepped cattle court within square;
rectangular with segmental headed entrance, band course
and blank date plaque.
Coped ridge and end stacks; corugated asbestos roofs.

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