Listed Building

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BILBSTER HOUSELB14076

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
15/08/1979
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Wick
NGR
ND 28196 53368
Coordinates
328196, 953368

Description

Roughly L-plan house, dating from mid-later 18th century to

later 19th century. Mainly 2-storeys, harled with ashlar

margins. Earliest portion appears to be 2-storey and attic

over raised basement, tall south facing irregular 5-bay

house; extreme left bays, both ground and 1st floor, masked

by 2-storey passage addition linking west gable to 2-storey

range running north-south. Off centre entrance in earlier

south facing facade, masked by circa 1900 glazed porch; wide

mid-later 19th century canted window rises full height in

outer right bay, with later 19th century canted dormer above.

To rear, at east corner, a single storey wing projects 6

bays, with entrance abutting house and remaining blind bays

delineated by pale brick pilasters with dentilled eaves course.

Varied window sizes mainly with 12-pane glazing; crowsteps;

ridge and end stacks; slate roofs.

Interior; little of interest; ground and 1st floor rooms lit

by large south canted bay windows have ornate plaster

cornices; semi-circular stair well.

Statement of Special Interest

"A substantial house" (1840)

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xv, (1840) p.142.

About Listed Buildings

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

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

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