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Hempriggs House

Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Hempriggs House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Hempriggs House Policies; Hempriggs Residential Home

Canmore ID 8960

Site Number ND34NE 7

NGR ND 35488 47234

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND34NE 7.00 35488 47234

ND34NE 7.01 ND 3511 4719 Lodge

ND34NE 7.02 ND 3538 4720 Road Bridge

ND34NE 7.03 ND 35525 47226 Stables

ND34NE 7.04 ND 3536 4724 Walled Garden

ND34NE 7.05 ND 3542 4723 Bridge

ND34NE 7.06 ND 35029 47123 Cottage

See also:

ND34NE 4 ND 3511 4717 Broch

ND34NE 23 ND 351 466 Building

ND34NE 27 ND 3565 4709 Hempriggs Mains, steading

ND34NE 31 ND 3515 4739 Hempriggs, steading

ND34NE 33 ND 3596 4727 Barn of Hempriggs, steading

(ND 3550 4723) Hempriggs House (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1970)

Hempriggs House is said to have been built in 1692 by William Dunbar who probably acquired the property, formerly known as Telstone or Telstane, in 1690 and apparently re-named it from the Dunbar seat at Hemprigs in Moray (NJ 1063).

Two storeys high of dressed stone, the house was altered and partly reconstructed in the 19th century but the front elevation is symmetrical and of a simple classical design. A fireplace lintel dated 1692 and a tablet bearing the arms of the Dunbar and Sinclair families and the date 1705 were preserved at Ackergill in 1910.

A mill is associated with the lands of Telstane in 1545 (OPS 1855).

NSA 1845; Orig Paroch Scot 1855; RCAHMS 1911.

Hempriggs House is as described above.

Visited by OS (J B) 2 September 1982.

Architecture Notes

An armorial tablet from Hempriggs House is not at Ackergill Tower,

ND35SE 16.

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