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CROMARTY HOUSELB1818

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Cromarty
NGR
NH 79295 67018
Coordinates
279295, 867018

Description

Circa 1772. Large classical mansion, 2 storeys and attic over

raised basement 5 bays with centre door; 2 storey 3 bay

flanking wings at ground level, having different floor levels

internally from main block. Ashlar. Main (south) elevation;

slightly advanced, quoined centre bay with classical

pedimented doorway and sidelights approached by broad flight

of steps oversailing smooth rusticated basement. Porch

flanked by round headed windows. Centre Venetian window 1st

floor with modillioned pediment and bull's eye above.

Balustraded parapet, paired flanking chimneys, piended roof

and 3 piended dormers.

Flanking wings with 3 tall segmental headed blind arches at

ground floor with 3 small blind windows (one with 4 light

casement) above; band course, plain parapet (balustraded to

north) and hipped roof. Corresponding facade to north having

bowed projecting centre bay full height. Long corniced

doorway with glazed door centre ground floor approached by

flight of steps.

Modillioned eaves cornice; 2 band courses; smooth rusticated

quoins; slate roof.

Interior contains some fine mantel pieces, good ceilings and

staircases.

Statement of Special Interest

Cromarty House built on site of Cromarty Castle, demolished

1772, by George Ross who bought the estate in 1765 from the

Urquharts.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xii (1794), p.258. National

Monuments Record of Scotland.

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