MHG2041 - Hempriggs House
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Type and Period (1)
- HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
ND34NE0013 Mill lade
ND34NE0028 Mains Farm
ND34NE0043 Road Bridge
ND34NE0045 Walled Garden
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,
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 15, Sutherland, 112.
- --- SHG2664 Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1911. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness. . 18, No. 46.
- --- SHG342 Text/Publication/Monograph: OPS. 1855. Origines parochiales Scotiae: the antiquities ecclesiastical and territorial of the parishes of Scotland. 2/2. 693; map.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3549 4723 (39m by 40m)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (8)
- Parent of: Cottage, Hempriggs (Building) (MHG15292)
- Parent of: Farmstead, Hempriggs Mains (Monument) (MHG19615)
- Parent of: Hempriggs House, Road Bridge (Monument) (MHG24003)
- Parent of: Hempriggs House, Walled Garden Bridge (Monument) (MHG24008)
- Parent of: Lodge, Hempriggs House (Monument) (MHG24001)
- Parent of: Mill Lade, Hempriggs (Monument) (MHG13749)
- Parent of: Stables, Hempriggs House (Building) (MHG24004)
- Parent of: Walled Garden, Hempriggs House (Parks and Gardens) (MHG24006)
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB14079 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8960 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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