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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 17/04/1986


  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Planning Authority: Highland
  • Burgh: Inverness

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 66687 44740
  • Coordinates266687, 844740


Circa 1810-20, later 19th century alterations, and modern

internal subdivision into 4 flatted apartments. Single storey

and attic house over raised basement, on site sloping

steeply to west. Rectangular plan, longer elevations east and

west, each elevation originally of symmetrical 3 bays. All

pinned red rubble, with contrasting tooled sandstone

dressings and margins. Splayed recessed centre entrance

flanked by decorative cast-iron balustrade in north elevation

with flanking hoodmoulded windows, to right now as door

masked by modern later glazed porch. Symmetrical 2-storey

west elevation with centre bowed bay rising full-height,

set back in splayed recess; centre raised basement and raised

ground floor windows. Wide chamfered angles at NW and SW

corners (corresponding with octagonal rooms within).

East elevation (to street); 3-bay fenestration with wider

centre window, and window at left now converted to door.

South return elevation; blind window and modern porch and

additions masking original fenestration.

Varied glazing; some original 12-pane survives; 2 later

canted dormers at east and west; paired centre stacks;

shallow peinded platform roof with centre conical glazed

light and exaggerated deep eaves.

Interior; Original plan consisted of entrance lobby

opening into centre octagonal hall rising to roof and

top-lit; 2 octagonal rooms SW and NW; demi-octagonal at NE

and SE, now all subdivided. Rooms in SW and NW with original

fielded panelled dados, doors and moulded doorpieces;

decorative cornices to ceilings, and central roundel in NW

drawing room.

Attic floor sub-divided as series of rooms and central hall

ceiled to form octagonal room in later 19th century and

reached by small staircase of same date with barley-sugar

twist cast-iron balusters. Centre hall lit by conical top

light with guilloche moulding around base. Later 19th

century simple panelled doors.

Coped rubble wall divides property from street to east;

pedestrian entrance flanked by painted square cast-iron gate

piers (later 19th century) set in small curved quadrants.

Steps flanked by early 19th century decorative cast-iron


Statement of Special Interest

Viewmount built by a Mr Anderson, Agent for Bank of Scotland.

House appears in painting "Inverness from Godsman's Walk"




Isabel H Anderson INVERNESS BEFORE THE RAILWAYS (1885) p.71


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Listed Buildings

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