Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Boleskine And Abertarff
NH 37670 6558
237670, 806558


1840-50 and later 19th century, Scottish Baronial house,

incorporating and recasting earlier, dwelling. Mainly

2-storey and attic over raised basement on east sloping site.

All harled with contrasting red ashlar sandstone dressings

and margins.

Asymmetrical south facing 4-bay entrance front, with off-

centre projecting gabled entrance bay with bracketted hood

approached by flight of steps with moulded ashlar balustrade

and terminal ball finials; panelled door and decorative

radial glazing to rectangular fanlight; 1st floor bipartite

and quatrefoil attic light. Hoodmoulded bipartites in

other bays; 3 pedimented dormers rise from wallhead; small

dummy bartizan at SW angle. Symmetrical east gable flanked by

angle drumtowers, at SE rising 3 storeys with corbelled and

crenellated wallhead and shallow conical roof; to NE drumtower

rises 4 storeys and attic terminating with simple corbelled

wallhead and decorative pedimented lucarne fronting slated

conical roof. Drumtowers linked at raised basement by pair

segmental headed arches fronting loggia.

Further 2-storey and attic range of earlier date, extends

north with simple pilastered basement entrance in north gable

with pilastered tripartite above. Multi-pane glazing;

crowsteps; coped ridge and end stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Present plan form established by 1st ed. OS 1871.



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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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