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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.

20 BARON TAYLOR'S STREETReference: LB46541

Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 13/12/1999


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 66700 45303
  • Coordinates266700, 845303


Later 19th century. Symmetrical 3-storey with attic, 3-bay gabled block forming part of terrace with shop at ground. Squared and snecked tooled cream sandstone; ashlar dressings. Base course; corniced shop front; cill courses and linked, architraved hoodmoulds at 1st and 2nd floors; shaped gablehead. Stop-chamfered openings at 1st and 2nd floors; sandstone mullions.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay, glazed shop front at ground. Single windows in all bays at 1st floor.

Bipartite windows flanking centre at 2nd floor. Bipartite window in round-arched recess centred in shaped gablehead above.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Plate glass shop front; timber sash and case windows with stained and leaded lowers at 1st floor; plate glass timber sash and case windows at upper floors. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews. Coped apex stack.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Special Interest

An unusually-detailed building thought to have been used as a meeting place - possibly accounting for the stained and leaded windows at 1st floor. The linked hoodmoulds and shaped gablehead are particularly notable. Marked as 'Baron Taylor's Lane' on the early OS maps.



Ordnance Survey map, 1866 (evident)

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