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UPPER DOUNREAY FARM STEADINGLB14989

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Reay
NGR
NC 99820 65985
Coordinates
299820, 965985

Description

Circa 1840-50. Large open square steading range; rubble with tooled rubble dressings. Main NW symmetrical 2-storey, 5 arcaded bay front with centre gabled bay with hoist loft entrance and outer single storey wings. Long 2-storey barn projects from rear of main front, dividing inner court in two and linked to back enclosing ranged of threshing mill and flanking stables and byres. Entrances to rear courts right and left of main front block, which has basket arched centre entrance and similar flanking cart bays (blocked at extreme left) all masked by modern sliding doors. Lean-to wheel house to rear against NE elevation of threshing barn, served by (blocked) lade. Graded Caithness roofs of varying heights.

Statement of Special Interest

Information per present owner. Steading built by Murkle Estate, and is similar to that at West Murkle (Thurso Parish, ND156 695) now much altered.

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