Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 33563 42023
333563, 942023


Late 18th-early 19th century, 2-storey, 3-bay south facing

house. All harled. Centre door masked by later square porch

with side entrance, front window and piended slate roof.

Later enlarged ground floor windows; original 12-pane glazing

in 1st floor windows. Projecting wing to rear with lean-to

extension in re-entrant angle. End stacks; Caithness slate


Interior; in kitchen (ground floor, right of entrance) a

framed lintel of 17th century chimney piece with centre coat

of arms of Sinclairs of Ulbster (probably from earlier house

on site). Simple drystone wall encloses garden to south of


Statement of Special Interest

Listed for historic association with the Sinclairs of

Ulbster, now Lord(s) Thurso. Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster

1754-183<> instigated the STATISTICAL ACCOUNTS of Scotland,


Family Mausoleum stands in burial ground to south of house.

(See below).



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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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