Later 18th century, east facing symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay
house with flanking single storey, 2-bay wings and symmetrical
rear elevation. All harled rubble. Slightly advanced and
pedimented centre bay with diminutive centre attic window
and centre door. Flanking wings have slightly advanced and
pedimented outer bays, with later lean-to against south gable. Symmetrical rear elevation with full width catslide roof,
centre stair window close under wallhead and small piended
dormers in outer bays. Mainly 12-pane glazing; corniced end
stacks, renewed at south; Caithness slate roof.
Low, roughly coped, rubble garden wall.
Statement of Special Interest
Before Reformation and for sometime after, Skinnet was a
separate parish from Halkirk. The remains of the chapel of St
Thomas are NE of house (Chapel is Scheduled Monument) House no
longer inhabited and in poor state of repair (1982).