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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: 02/10/1996


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 66916 44787
  • Coordinates266916, 844787


2-storey villa said to date from 1836, but perhaps built in two main stages; later alterations, in 1900s: eg, turret in angle of L-plan north (entrance) front raised as a 3-storey ?campanile? and decorative timber porch built alongside. Rubble-built, ashlar detailing mostly painted; bracketted eaves, slate roofs with red ridging tiles, end stacks; south (rear) elevation is plainer, altered and harled. Original glazing mostly gone, unsympathetic replacements. Ground floor windows flat-lintelled, round-arched above except on 2-bay east (garden) front which has projecting ground floor window-bays (also 1900s) lighting twinned public rooms (each having decorative chimney-piece and ornamental timber and plasterwork) windows above (originally with unusual margined glazing pattern) cut through eaves, with barge-boarded gables. Unusually decorative interior with extensive timber work; entrance hall (probably 1900s in present form) with aedicule-framed chimney-piece, staircase (said to be re-aligned), wall-panelling; also leaded glasswork. Boundary wall to street, gateway re-positioned when associated garden area to east was reduced in size.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally Fountain Cottage; re-named c 1885.



Information from Catherine Cameron (1996).

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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

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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