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INVERGORDON MAINSLB15039

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Rosskeen
NGR
NH 70461 69475
Coordinates
270461, 869475

Description

Dated 1810. Large farm square with main north facing 2-storey,

7-bay facade with tall centre round-headed, keystoned

entrance under gabled entrance tower. Coursed rubble, tooled

ashlar dressings. Central arch has string course at impost level

and again above arch; blind Venetian window in 1st floor;

eaves band and moulded cornice to pediment above, with blind

occulus in centre.

Wide flanking piended wings, each with 3 widely spaced square

wallhead vents; 3 modern wide entrances slapped. West arm of

square filled by 2 storey and attic 3-bay house, with later

enlarged bipartites in ground floor and centre door masked by

modern glazed sun parlour; 2 modern box dormers. Single storey,

3-bay wing to north gable, and single storey and attic,

3-bay wing to south. Some 12-pane glazing survives. 8 arcaded

cart bays in east wing, some blocked, and wing much altered.

Interior of square gutted for modern agricultural use.

Mainly slated roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Dated 1810 and initialled P B AE M L for Macleods of Cadboll,

who had taken over Invergordon as their seat from Sir John

Gordon by 1792.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, ii, (1792) p.559. THE NEW STATISTICAL

ACCOUNT, xiv (1838) p.261. Groom's GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND (1883),

iv, p.297.

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