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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 21/05/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 67925 45656
  • Coordinates267925, 845656


Royal Engineers' Office (Edinburgh) 1876-84. Baronial,

bull-faced coursed rubble. 4 2-storey blocks enclosing 3

sides of parade ground. East block 18 bays with 2 bays at

each end and 4 centre bays advanced and crowstep-gable (twin

gables at centre). North-east block 16 bays with 2 bays at

each end advanced with crowstepped gables; 2 centre bays

surmounted by asymmetrical clock-tower. North-west and

west blocks each 19 bays with at centre twin conical-roofed

drum towers linked by balcony above round-arched entrance at

ground floor; forcefully machicolated above second floor;

at outer ranges, alternate 1st floor windows have

crowstep-gabled dormerheads, asymmetrically placed

battered chimneystacks rising from ground at front; small

circular conical-roofed towers at angles. At north-east

corner, square-plan entrance tower of main gateway.

Statement of Special Interest



INVERNESS COURIER Nov 9, 1876, and Nov 30, 1876; Alexander


SCOTLAND, ed. Francis H Groome; and information courtesy of

Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

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