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GEANIES HOUSE GARDEN WALLS AND GATE PIERSLB14105

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Tarbat
NGR
NH 89382 79293
Coordinates
289382, 879293

Description

H-plan mansion dating variously between earlier/mid 18th

century and circa 1830. Mainly 2 storeys, harled with ashlar

margins; west garden front of coursed pinned rubble with

tooled ashlar dressings. U-plan entrance front, flanked to

east by 2-storey crowstepped wing dated 1742; linked to similar

wing by centre mid/later 18th century 3-storey, 4-bay block

and circa 1825 Roman Doric colonnade; large 1st floor windows,

small in 2nd floor, piended roof. Long west facing coursed

rubble garden elevation of different builds including two

2-storey, 3-bay blocks and large projecting bowed and

crenellated drawing room and dining room extension of circa

1800, with round-headed, key-stoned 1st floor windows and

centre ground floor glazed door.

Multi-pane glazing; later glazing to colonnade; eaves and

lintel bands in centre south facing entrance block; corniced

ridge and end stacks; slate roofs, ridge finials.

Interior: swagged decorative plaster cornice, panelled chair

rail and marble fireplace in bow-fronted west facing drawing

room; further fine plaster work in stairwell and drawing room

in centre, mid-18th century portion.

Garden walls: dated 1781; high harl pointed rubble garden walls

with ashlar copes.

Gate piers: (NH884800). Earlier 19th century; square chamfered

ashlar with moulded copes surmounted by stone balls bearing

diminutive obelisk finials. Similar end piers linked by low

squared rubble quadrants with ashlar copes.

Statement of Special Interest

Actually south-east entrance front and south-west garden front;

for simplicity referred to as south and west.

References

Bibliography

Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, A GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE

OF THE COUNTIES OF ROSS AND CROMARTY (1810) p.7. EDINBURGH

EVENING COURANT, July 5, 1830. Advertisement for sale. Samuel

Lewis, A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF SCOTLAND (1846) p.529.

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