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STIRKOKE HOUSE AND ADJOINING SERVICE RANGELB14089

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/08/1979
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Wick
NGR
ND 31799 50626
Coordinates
331799, 950626

Description

David Bryce, dated 1858 and 1859. Large Baronial mansion,

possibly incorporating portions of earlier house. Coursed

grey rubble, contrasting tooled ashlar dressings. 2 storeys

and attic over raised basement, asymmetrical and gabled with

main entrance in raised basement in NE elevation, and SW

garden front entrance up flight of steps leading to door in

raised ground floor. Moulded doorpiece with monogram above

and studded door in NE projecting gabled bay, defined by

stepped string course continuing across NE front above raised

basement.

Angle turret, corbelled at ground floor at NE, corbelled

bartizans at SE and NW, each with bellcast slated conical

roof with finial. Canted window rises full height into

corbelled gable on SE elevation; diminutive attic windows and

gabletted dormers; varied multi-pane glazing patterns; dated

rainwater goods; coped ridge and end stacks; slate roofs.

Interior: large wooden staircase with barley-sugar twist

balusters; various original chimney pieces; decorative

plaster ceiling cornices; moulded door pieces and panelled

doors.

Adjoining service range; house linked at west to earlier 19th

century 2-storey, 6-bay former stable and carriage house

range; all rubble with tooled dressings. Outer paired bays

gabled with segmental headed carriage entrances, blocked with

inserted paired windows; 2 gabletted dormers break wallhead

in centre 12- and lying-pane glazing; crowsteps; coped ridge

and end stacks; slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Credited to David Bryce on evidence of style. House empty and deteriorating. (198<> Stirkoke the home of the Horne family.

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