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Cottage, West Side Dunnet

A Category B Listed Building in Dunnet, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.6246 / 58°37'28"N

Longitude: -3.361 / 3°21'39"W

OS Eastings: 321060

OS Northings: 971545

OS Grid: ND210715

Mapcode National: GBR L52Y.13K

Mapcode Global: WH6CK.BHS4

Plus Code: 9CCRJJFQ+RJ

Entry Name: Cottage, West Side Dunnet

Listing Name: West Side, Dunnet, (Mrs Calder)

Listing Date: 29 May 1991

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 337751

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6223

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunnet

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Dunnet

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

mid to late 19th century.croft house and outbuildings in long house type l-plan with detached thatched pig house to W and privy to E.rubble-built and with a variety of traditional roofing materials.3-bay whitewashed room and kitchen house with centre door,8-pane sash and case windows gable end stacks.roof of large caithness slates.modern lean-to rear extension.later outbuilding to N with sheet metal roof.byre ranges step down to S,to front,rear partly rebuilt in blockwork and asbestos roof.lower infill building with roof of very large caithness flags.gabled barn/byre adjoins at right angles.tiny window to S elvation,larger window to W at attic level.caithness slate roof.privy house (?)with single pitched slate roof in one corner of a low drystone walled kailyard opposite front of house.pig house detached to rear,gabled and thatched with small yard formed by upright caithness flags.interior:v-boarded panelling,two boxes beds,chimney piece with open hearth and cooking impedimenta 19th andearly 20th century furnishings stone slab trevisses to byre.many household and agricultural objects of interest.

Statement of Interest

internally and externally a particularly well preserved croft complex,typical of many that have been substantially altered or deserted.

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