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Rattar House

A Category B Listed Building in Dunnet, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.6399 / 58°38'23"N

Longitude: -3.2918 / 3°17'30"W

OS Eastings: 325110

OS Northings: 973170

OS Grid: ND251731

Mapcode National: GBR L57W.W7V

Mapcode Global: WH6CL.D3QD

Entry Name: Rattar House

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332664

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1892

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunnet

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Early 19th century, gables remodelled later, symmetrical
2-storey, 3-bay, H-plan house with SE facing front elevation.
All harled with ashlar margins Recessed centre bay in SE
front with door under ashlar bracketed canopy linking
outer gabled crowstepped bays; round-headed lancets in
each gable head. Symmetrical 3-bay fenestration in ground
and 1st floors of NE and SW side elevations; shorter
windows in 1st floors; some windows blind; 12-pane glazing;
paired ridge stacks; crowsteps; slate roofs.
Modern sun parlour masks ground floor of SW west elevation.

Statement of Interest

Rattar "seat of the Earls of Caithness" (1813). Property of

"Traill of Rattar" by circa 1858.

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