MHG750 - Sandside House

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

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See also:
NC96NE0009 Symbol Stone
NC96NE0010 Symbol Stone
NC96NE0040 Symbol Stone?
NC96NE0079 Kiln Barn, Byres, Cottage, Dairy and Implement Shed
NC96NE0080 Walled Gardens
NC96SE0111 Gate Lodge
NC96NE0093 Dovecot
NC96NE0094 Privy
JHooper, 13/11/2001

The present owner of the building (Captain S Taylor, Sandside House) believes that part of the S end of the house pre-dates 1751, although a specific date is not known. The exterior of this early phase is masked by the later reconstructions and alterations.
Visited by OS (J B) 8 September 1981.

Sandside House (NAT) OS 6"map, (1967)

An unpretentious mansion, considerably restored with many modern additions, but possibly partly 18th century.
Visited by OS (J L D) 18 April 1960.

The first Lord Reay, created in 1628, built a house at Sandside, but present building bears date 1751, and has considerable additions made to it since then. It is a large plain square-looking family mansion of no architectural beauty, the property of the Duke of Portland. The rectangular ice-house (at NC 9573 6551) is of 18th - 19th century date. R Pocock 1887; C Cordiner 1780; P Townend 1963; Name Book 1873.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 8, 7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3397.


Cordiner, C, 1780, Antiquities and scenery of the north of Scotland, in a series of letters to Thomas Pennant, Esq., 91 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2061.


Kemp, D W (ed.), 1887, Tours in Scotland 1747, 1750, 1760, Tour of 1760, 24 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2624.


Townend, P (ed.), 1963, Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage baronetage and knightage, 2038-40 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2890.


Sandside Estate, 1990, Sandside Estate, Reay, Thurso: {sale particulars} (Text/Publication/Leaflet). SHG2762.

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Grid reference Centred NC 9521 6515 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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