Listed Building

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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NC 95819 66070
295819, 966070


Harbour; circa 1830; simple rectangular basin, formed by

two projecting L-shaped arms with higher sea-walls on seaward

(east) sides; rubble, with tooled rubble dressings; some

seaward wide walling of vertical rubble masonry; harbour

entrance grooved for boom, with vestiges of cast-iron


1 and 2, Sandside; circa 1830, pair 2-storey and attic

dwellings, built against bank with access from east (harbour

side) and west at 1st floor. All rubble, with tooled rubble

dressings, white-washed west elevation. 6-bay east elevation

with 2 doors each with flanking windows; 2 diminutive windows

in 1st floor. Raised ground floor (west) with centre door and

flanking windows in right bay, and 2 windows and projecting

lean-to masking entrance in left bay. 2 ridge and 2 end

stacks; Caithness slate roofs.

Fishing store; also circa 1830; built similar to 1 and 2,

Sandside; 2-storey, 6-bay rubble building built into bank with

raised white-washed west elevation. Symmetrical east facade

with 2 ground floor doors each flanked by windows and with

4 windows close to wallhead. 2 symmetrical doors in raised

(west) 1st floor, that to right with modern (c.1982) flanking

windows; centre ridge and end stacks; Caithness slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Major Innes of Sandside House for trade and fishing,

for about $3,000.

Small ice house in dunes to south of harbour. White-washed

rubble single storey range of 1 3-bay cottage and stores also

sited by harbour.



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xv, (1840) p.20. John Hume, THE


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 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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