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Latitude: 58.6349 / 58°38'5"N
Longitude: -3.126 / 3°7'33"W
OS Eastings: 334723
OS Northings: 972433
OS Grid: ND347724
Mapcode National: GBR L5NX.6Q1
Mapcode Global: WH6CN.Y7L8
Entry Name: Canisbay Old Manse Steading, Garden Walls and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 28 November 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332539
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1796
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness
Traditional County: Caithness
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.
"... the Minister has been extremely well accommodated
with new office house." (1791) Manse "received extensive
Hen boxes set in wall heated by chimney flue.
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