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DAVIOT HOUSE (HOUSE OF DAVIOT)LB1702

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Daviot And Dunlichity
NGR
NH 72873 40612
Coordinates
272873, 840612

Description

1815-20, 2-storey and attic mansion over raised basement,

east facing 3 wide symmetrical bays to all elevation with

pronounced canted outer bays flanking east front entrance.

All coursed tooled, mixed pink and grey coursed granite

rubble, contrasting tooled and polished sandstone ashlar

dressings. Centre entrance with painted ashlar Roman Doric

columned portico; rectangular fanlight with decorative

radial glazing 9-panel door approached by splayed flight of

steps over-sailing raised basement with original decorative

cast-iron hand rail. Steps aligned to front-age by ashlar

bandcourse which encircles building between raised basement

and ground floor.

Large (raised) ground floor windows, 3 in canted bays

flanking entrance, the front being blind but glazed.

Tripartites in 1st floor of canted bays, with blind side

lights. Regular fenestration in return gables and at rear,

where some alteration and probably excavation has taken

place, opening up basement approach; garage door slapped

in basement and NW raised ground floor window masked by

corrugated iron covered way carried on bridge to link up with

later single-storey corrugated iron extension on rubble base.

Small piended dormer in front and 2 each north and south

sides; multi-pane glazing; moulded eaves cornices and

blocking course to front wallhead; piended platform slate

roof with centre pair long corniced ashlar flue batteries.

Interior; panelled dados, window shutters, and doors in all

principal ground floor rooms; moulded door pieces;

decorative plaster cornices; centre plaster roses; reeded

wood chimneypiece in front public room right of entrance

hall. Cantilevered staircase rises full height in centre rear

of house with castiron balusters with palmette detailing and

polished wooden handrail.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Alexander Mackintosh of Mackintosh, "within the last

20 years" (1838), who had "taken up residence" by 1821.

East facing site at edge of steeply sloping valley to Nairn

River. Some vestiges of ruins of 15th c. Daviot Castle lies

just north of the house.

References

Bibliography

THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv (1838), pp.519, 520.

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