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INVERMORISTON, "BARRACKS" AND SERVANTS' TUNNEL TO FORMER MANSIONLB15017

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urquhart And Glenmoriston
NGR
NH 42622 16437
Coordinates
242622, 816437

Description

Circa 1810, single storey, 4-bay building over basement.

Coursed bullfaced rubble, with contrasting polished sandstone

ashlar margins and dressings; random rubble to basement

frontage, also with ashlar dressings. Symmetrical N and S

elevations with slightly advanced centre 2 bays and blind

fenestration to rear. Basement area to S fronts sunken court

and former entrances to rear basement service area of earlier Invermoriston House. Ground floor and basement defined by

polished ashlar band course. Entrances in E and W gables of

ground floor, masked by later timber porches. Also in basement;

all ground floor windows with ashlar margins and rusticated

long and short detailing 12-pane glazing.

Ashlar quoins to all angles; paired corniced ridge stacks;

shallow piended slate roof with projecting eaves.

Sunken forecourt reached at E by flight of steps closed by

cast-iron pedestrian gate with spearhead detailing; matching

railing as guard-rails to sunken court and as balustrade to

bridge over servants' tunnel. Servants' tunnel with tooled

ashlar arch ring leads from basement area to lane at W,

passing under driveway.

Statement of Special Interest

"Barrack" are servants' quarters, and this building still so

named. Forecourt much overgrown and tunnel now blocked with

refuse. Both buildings are unusual survivals. Invermoriston

"the seat of Major Grant" by 1798. Large house of various

builds now demolished. Present house dates from 1956,

incorporating datestone of 1751 with Grant crest.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xx (1798), p305

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