History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Stemster House

A Category B Listed Building in Bower, Highland

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9CCRGHHW+CC

Entry Name: Stemster House

Listing 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

Tagged with: House

Find accommodation in


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).

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.