MHG2041 - Hempriggs House


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  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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ND34NE0013 Mill lade
ND34NE0022 Cottage
ND34NE0028 Mains Farm
ND34NE0036 Lodge
ND34NE0043 Road Bridge
ND34NE0044 Stables
ND34NE0045 Walled Garden
ND34NE0046 Bridge
Jhooper, 2/11/01

East Caithness Local Plan, May 1987: P17/2.26. High Technology Industry.
POLICY - The Council will encourage the establishment of high-technology industries in East Caithness subject to satisfactory design standards and servicing arrangements. To this end the Council will seek to identify and promote high amenity areas.
J Aitken : 22/05/01.

ND34NE 7.00 3550 4723
ND34NE 7.01 ND 3511 4719 Lodge
ND34NE 7.02 ND 3538 4720 Road Bridge
ND34NE 7.03 ND 3552 4723 Stables
ND34NE 7.04 ND 3536 4724 Walled Garden
ND34NE 7.05 ND 3542 4723 Bridge

(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 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, house was altered and partly reconstructed in 19th century but front elevation is symmetrical and of a simple classical design. A fireplace lintel dated 1692 and a tablet bearing the arms of Dunbar and Sinclair families and date 1705 were preserved at Ackergill in 1910.
A mill is associated with the lands of Telstane in 1545 (OPS 1855). RCAHMS 1911; Orig Paroch Scot 1855; NSA 1845; HBD list.

Hempriggs House is as described. Visited by OS (JB) 2 9 1982.
An armorial tablet from Hempriggs House is not at Ackergill Tower,
ND35SE 16.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3549 4723 (39m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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