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RATTAR HOUSELB1892

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Dunnet
NGR
ND 2511 7317
Coordinates
325110, 973170

Description

Early 19th century, gables remodelled later, symmetrical

2-storey, 3-bay, H-plan house with SE facing front elevation.

All harled with ashlar margins Recessed centre bay in SE

front with door under ashlar bracketed canopy linking

outer gabled crowstepped bays; round-headed lancets in

each gable head. Symmetrical 3-bay fenestration in ground

and 1st floors of NE and SW side elevations; shorter

windows in 1st floors; some windows blind; 12-pane glazing;

paired ridge stacks; crowsteps; slate roofs.

Modern sun parlour masks ground floor of SW west elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

Rattar "seat of the Earls of Caithness" (1813). Property of

"Traill of Rattar" by circa 1858.

References

Bibliography

Nicholas Carlisle, A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF SCOTLAND,

i, 1813 (no page numbers.) IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND,

i, (circa 1858) p.474.

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.

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