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West Canisbay

A Category B Listed Building in Canisbay, Highland

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Latitude: 58.6298 / 58°37'47"N

Longitude: -3.1339 / 3°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 334258

OS Northings: 971872

OS Grid: ND342718

Mapcode National: GBR L5MX.P4M

Mapcode Global: WH6CN.TCW6

Plus Code: 9CCRJVH8+WF

Entry Name: West Canisbay

Listing Name: West Canisbay

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332553

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1807

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canisbay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Parish: Canisbay

Traditional County: Caithness

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Late 18th/early 19th century, 2-storey 3-bay house with
flanking single storey, 2-bay wings, all south facing;
circa 1835 2-storey, 3-bay wing projects at rear (north).
All harled with ashlar and rendered margins. Symmetrical
3-bay front with former centre door now window; entrances
in simple porch in right wing and in glazed porch in NW
re-entrant angle both dated 1889. Large rear with symmetrical
3-bay west elevation with blind windows in centre bay,
in ground and 1st floors, and with symmetrical 2-bay.
fenestration in north gable. 4-and 12-pane glazing; corniced
wallhead and end stacks; slate roof; crested tile ridge.
Interior; interior re-cast; little of interest.

Statement of Interest

George Sinclair (of Brabster and West Cannisbay) "has

lately enlarged the House of West Cannisbay... and rendered

it a comfortable residence."

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