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WELL-HOUSE, BEALACH AN FHUARAINLB11520

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1971
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Inveraray
NGR
NN 8868 8561
Coordinates
208868, 708561

Description

Attributed to William Adam, 1747-8; gate added 1803. Roughly square-plan, pedimented Classical well-house set into hillside. Droved chlorite schist ashlar masonry with polished and vermiculated dressings. Deep plinth; eaves course. Principal elevation to SE: broad, round-arched opening with channelled, vermiculated voussoirs; blocked, ball-finialed pediment above. Barrel-vaulted interior containing basin hewn from rocky outcrop; paved floor with serpentine over-flow channel. Stone slab roof. 18th century incised graffiti to walls, including date of 1757.

Statement of Special Interest

A fine, mid 18th century Classical well house, enclosing a natural spring. It was built for the Inveraray estate and is attributed to William Adam (see RCAHMS Inventory), the leading Scottish architect of the period. Drawings indicate that it was originally enclosed by a semicircular forecourt; this was probably removed under the direction of Robert Milne in 1785. The gate was added in 1803 and was made by Robert Napier, the estate blacksmith. From about 1774 the water was piped down to supply Inveraray New Town.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS Inventory, Argyll, Volume 7, no 186.

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