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KINCRAIG HOUSE AND MEAT LARDERLB1674

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Alvie
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NH 82657 6304
Coordinates
282657, 806304

Description

Late 18th century. Symmetrical SE facing 2-storey and

attic, 3-bay house with slightly advanced single storey

wings projecting at rear to form U-plan court. Pinned

random rubble, tooled granite ashlar margins and dressings,

harled flanks and rear.

Shallow advanced centre bay; centre door with radial

fanlight masked by wide single storey later 19th century

porch (rubble with contrasting tooled sandstone dressings).

Centre 1st floor simple Venetian window with blind side

lights; blocking course with 3 urn finials. Bandcourse

immediately below wallhead; pair piended dormers.

Simple Venetian window in each front gable of flanking

wings, with blind side lights right; pair later piended

smallhead dormers in SW return elevation. 2- and 4-pane

glazing; end stacks to centre block, ridge stacks to wings;

slate roofs.

Projecting bowed centre stairwell to rear with truncated

roof.

Interior; Pair reeded pilasters in hall (capitals missing);

stairwell with turned wooden balusters. Decorative plaster

friezes in hall, 1st floor bedroom and ground floor

drawing, where further pair reeded pilasters with Corinthian

capitals flanked alcove. Carved chimneypieces in both

drawing room and bedroom; beaded panelled window shutters

and doors.

Meat larder; sited on knoll to W of house, square rubble

meat larder over small cellar. Centre door in N elevation

(some blocked); pyramidal slate roof.

Interior; plain interior in poor condition; centre beam

studded with large iron meat hooks.

Statement of Special Interest

Meat larder sited on knoll to catch cooling winds. Unusual

survival.

Small privy and rubble walled garden stand at E of house;

icehouse (now blocked) built into slope at W.

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