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INVERMORISTON, HOME FARM AND FORMER BARN TO REAR.LB15021

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urquhart And Glenmoriston
NGR
NH 43111 16515
Coordinates
243111, 816515

Description

Circa 1755, 2-storey symmetrical 10-bay S facing range linked

by recessed single storey single bays to 2-storey, 2-bay outer

pavilions with piended roofs. Harled with polished sandstone

ashlar margins, white painted at N.

S elevation with 10 bays divided as 2 5-bay groups, the 1st

floor windows being slightly longer than ground floor. Mural

sundial (dated 1663) re-set in centre. Principal entrance in

right (E) link, matched by single window in left (W) link.

Outer pavilions with single centre ground and 1st floor windows.

N elevation; main block divided into 2 wide 3-bay units with

centre door in right (W). Further entrance in W quadrant;

outer wings with single ground floor window in outer bays

and with paired 1st floor fenestration. Some alteration to

entrances, that to W having modern wide garage door; forestair

to E gable of E pavilion. 4 and 8-pane glazing; pair diminutive

attic windows in E gable of main block; deep eaves bands and

cavetto eaves cornice; end and centre corniced ashlar stacks

with string courses; slate roofs, piended at outer pavilion

wings.

Further small square single storey, single bay rubble outer

wings, rubble with tooled ashlar margins and eaves band,

and with pyramidal slate roofs linked either side of main

range by short length of walling (former privies).

Barn; large rectangular barn closes W side of rear rectangular

court; long slit mural vents and piended loft door breaking

eaves. Mainly corrugated asbestos roofing.

Ranges of varied farm buildings to N and E close rear court.

Statement of Special Interest

Glenmoriston one of 3 linen factories establised by Board of

Trustees (of Forfeited Estates) in Highlands (the others at New

Kelso by Loch Carron and at Loch Broom). Establishment also

included a school to "instruct youth of the glen... industry

and principals of literature". Factory was not a commercial

success and was sold back to Invermoriston Estate in 1791,

since when it has been home farm. Factory sited at loch-side to facilitate transport of material by water.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xx (1798), p.310. THE NEW STATISTICAL

ACCOUNT xiv (1835), p.47. A J Durie, THE SCOTTISH LINEN

INDUSTRY IN THE 18TH CENTURY (1979), p.90.

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