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BRIGHTMONY HOUSE, GARDEN WALLS WITH GARDEN HOUSE AND PAIR GATE PIERSLB1657

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Auldearn
NGR
NH 92952 53754
Coordinates
292952, 853754

Description

Dated 1732. 2-storey, 6-bay house with later 2-storey,

2-bay addition in similar style at east gable; 19th

century single storey wing to rear. 6 regular south

facing bays with tall narrow windows with chamfered

margins and off-centre entrance with later corniced and

pilastered door-piece. Additional slightly later 2 wider

bays with similar fenestration continuous at east gable.

Diminutive gable attic windows; crowsteps; cavetto

skewputts; ridge and end corniced stacks; slate roof.

Single storey, 3-bay freestanding building at right

angles to main house and linked to it at SW by garden

wall, forming U-plan court. (Some evidence remains of

former matching building ar SE).

Interior; little remains of interest though outside east

gable wall clearly identifiable in attic, with

diminutive attic gable end window; pegged and numbered

collars and rafters.

Garden walls, house and gate piers; harl pointed garden

walls enclose square front garden; pair corniced rubble

gate piers in centre of east wall, with ogee caps and

finials. (similar entrance opposite in west side of

garden, now without gate piers).

Small low gabled rubble garden house incorporated in SW

angle of garden wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Alexander Brodie of Lethen gave up Lethen to his eldest

son (also Alexander) in 1732 and built himself a house at

Brightmony. He had a numerous family, which might have caused

the building of the additional 2 bays at the east gable of

the house.

NW skewputt initialled AB1732.

House and garden walls of special interest for survival

of original layout.

References

Bibliography

George Bain, HISTORY OF NAIRNSHIRE (1893) p.343.

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