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Latitude: 58.6297 / 58°37'46"N
Longitude: -3.1337 / 3°8'1"W
OS Eastings: 334268
OS Northings: 971867
OS Grid: ND342718
Mapcode National: GBR L5MX.P6V
Mapcode Global: WH6CN.TCY7
Entry Name: West Canisbay
Listing Date: 28 November 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332555
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1807
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness
Traditional County: Caithness
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.
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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