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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: 15/06/1981


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 66782 45430
  • Coordinates266782, 845430


Core perhaps Joseph Mitchell, circa 1855; major alterations, Matthews and Lawrie, 1858-59. Italianate, ashlar, 3 storeys;

north-west front, 7 bays with 4th and 5th slightly advanced;

channelled angle strip pilasters; windows architraved and

corniced at ground and 1st floors, tripartite 4th and 5th

windows at ground floor; at north, 4-storey tower,

round-arched and key-blocked pilastered windows; bracketted

cornice and pediment, balustrade and French pavilion roof;

diagonally placed Roman Doric portico (Alexander Ross 1898).

South west front 3 storeys with 4-storey tower at south east;

recessed centre with central tripartite bay at ground floor.

To south-east screen arch to Falcon Square with bracketted

cornice and balustrade. Bracketted main cornice. Quite lavish

interior, notably at hall and staircase.

Statement of Special Interest



INVERNESS ADVERTISER, May 4, 1858; June 29, 1858 Dec 20,

1859; and information courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland

Research Unit

About Designations

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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