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Canisbay Old Manse Steading, Garden Walls and Gate Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Canisbay, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.6349 / 58°38'5"N

Longitude: -3.1255 / 3°7'31"W

OS Eastings: 334753

OS Northings: 972436

OS Grid: ND347724

Mapcode National: GBR L5NX.6YP

Mapcode Global: WH6CN.Y7V8

Entry Name: Canisbay Old Manse Steading, Garden Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332537

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1796

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canisbay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Manse, mid-later 18th century with earlier 19th century
alterations and additions; 2-storey, wide 3-bay house;
harled rubble with chamfered and contrasting painted
margins. SW front with centre door with moulded doorpiece;
1st floor windows in NW and SE gables; all windows narrow
centre court; SE wing (probably earlier 19th century)
2-storey, 2-bay extension to house; NW wing with offices,
including stable. End and ridge stacks; slate roofs.
Interior; little of interest; some alterations to stair
well, with later 19th century staircase.
Steading; late 18th century L-plan single storey range
comprising bothy, hen-house and threshing/winnowing barn.
All rubble; barn set at right angles to bothy, with long
elevations and centre winnowing doors facing north and
south; bowed east gable (possibly formerly incorporating
kiln); interior paved and skirted with Caithness slabs.
Small lean-to pigsty again south gable; small triangular
hen-house links bothy and barn at angle, with 10 boxes in
thickness of bothy wall, ridge stacks; slate roofs.
Garden walls; coped rubble garden walls, south facing
length with 3 semi-circular bee boles. Pair rubble gate
piers with ball finials.

Statement of Interest

"... the Minister has been extremely well accommodated

with new office house." (1791) Manse "received extensive

repair" 1832-33.

Hen boxes set in wall heated by chimney flue.

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