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Stemster House

A Category B Listed Building in Bower, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5285 / 58°31'42"N

Longitude: -3.4039 / 3°24'14"W

OS Eastings: 318340

OS Northings: 960901

OS Grid: ND183609

Mapcode National: GBR K6Y5.ZC1

Mapcode Global: WH6CX.PW8T

Entry Name: Stemster House

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330947

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB589

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bower

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Bower

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Mid-later 19th century, symmetrically fronted 2-storey
and attic, 5-bay house, probably incorporating earlier
dwelling contained in centre portion. Harled south front
and side elevations, coursed rubble rear; ashlar margins
and dressings. Centre door in advanced gabled ashlar porch
with moulded lugged architraves, flanked by advanced and
gabled bays with tripartites with moulded architraves in
ground floor. Elsewhere large windows with thick wooden
centre mullions; in set back lower outer bays the 1st
floor windows break wallhead under crowstepped pediments;
small attic windows in gables of bays 2 and 4.
Roughly E-plan rear with outer flanking 2-storey, 2-bay
wings, and centre gabled wing with large centre window
and apex stack.
Multi-pane glazing; quatrefoil motifs in pediments and
gable heads; crowsteps; corniced end stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Appears in present form on 1st edition OS (1872).

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