MHG19487 - School, Stemster


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Type and Period (1)

  • SCHOOL (Built, 19th Century - 1843 AD to 1871 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

ND16SE 57 174 625
Longhouse (ND 1748 6251). Dimensions: 10.2 x 5.6m. Rectangular structure containing a fireplace. Built at right angles to and attached to its NE end is a range of three barn units, the SE compartment containing a byre slot. Orienataion ENE-WSW.
R J Mercer, NMRS MS/828/19, 1995

A roofed building marked as a school is depicted here on the first edition of the OS 6-inch map (Caithness 1877, sheet xii), but not on the current edition of the OS 1:10,560 (1970).
Information from RCAHMS (FO) 15 February 1996

This site was visited by C dagg in 2000 during a walkover survey on the route of a propsed new water main. The ruins were described as 'substantial' lying just to the south of a reservoir compound. They consisted of a C19 croft house attached to older buildings forming an L-shape. The footings of older buildings were visible to the east and the boundaries of two square enclosures immediately to the south. <1>

GR corrected to above from 1st ed OS - HAW 10/2003

Dagg C: DBA & Photograhic Record in advance of Demolition. <2>

Visited 08/02/2013. Little change to description given in Dagg, C. 2005. <3> <4>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1747 6251 (22m by 17m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16SE
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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