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KINLOCHMOIDART HOUSELB317

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Arisaig And Moidart
NGR
NM 71624 72384
Coordinates
171624, 772384

Description

William Leiper, 1884. Tall, Scottish Baronial mansion,

asymmetrical in plan and elevations, 2-storeys of varying

height and part with attic, over raised basement. All grey

rubble with contrasting tooled and polished red standstone

ashlar dressings.

Principal long elevations east/west; wide asymmetrical east

entrance front with main entrance in shallow SE gable, centre

projecting gable rising into attic storey above principal

roofline, and further NW projecting gabled service wing.

Raised ground floor entrance approached by balustraded

flight of steps; reeded pilastered and corniced doorpiece,

with crest and inscription in panel above; double leaf

panelled door. Secondary entrance to right; asymmetrical

window composition, including 3 linked and stepped diminutive

stair lights with shouldered lintels, large round-headed

transomed and mullion stair window, and canted transomed

oriel in raised ground floor supported by engaged and

chamfered pilaster. Each window treated differently, with

square or moulded segmental headed lintels with masked or

floreated roundels, monograms CES (Charles Edward Stuart) and

initials RS and MS.

3-bay south gable lit by varying long mullioned and transomed

windows (lighting drawing and dining rooms). Long west

elevation with semi-circular drum tower lit by 4-light

windows in raised ground and 1st floors, culminating in low

attic storey and facetted conical roof. Corbelled

bartizan at angle of shallow projecting centre gabled range,

also with conical roof, linked to NW angle drum tower,

rising full height, and linked to low single storey service

range to north. Varied glazing; multi-pane upper sashes;

mainly multi-pane glazing in raised basement, some east

elevation windows glazed with small decorative leaded

geometric panes.

Cill and lintel bands link window groupings; decorative

corbelled detailing; moulded eaves cornice; corniced apex,

ridge and end stacks; slate roofs.

Interior; small entrance lobby serves main door, with

panelled flight of stairs leading to main hall which is wood

panelled throughout and from which staircase rises to first

floor through ornate wooden screen; turned newels with Ionic

capitals, turned wooden balusters and moulded wooden

handrail.

Drawing room; moulded ribbed detailing to plaster ceiling;

panelled dado; deep bowed window seat; original carved wood

chimney piece with small paired engaged flanking columns

with Ionic capitals, paired lion's masks and foliated relief

decoration to lintel. Dining room; original carved wooden

chimney piece in inglenook; original wallpaper, and original

stencilled decoration incorporating initials RS and MS.

One 1st floor bedroom with original built-in bath and

built-in cupboard and drawers. Master bedroom also with

original fitted cupboards and drawers. Service quarters;

kitchen and kitchen passages retain original brown and white

decorative tiling.

Statement of Special Interest

On site of earlier house. Dated 1884 and initialled RS and

MS for builders, Robert Stewart and his wife, and now owned

by great grand-daughter. Prince Charles Edward stayed at

Kinlochmoidart as guest of MacDonald family, 11-17 Aug

1745. That house burnt soon after by Cumberland's troops.

Plaque above main entrance inscribed "Pax entrabus salus

exeuntibus". Water generated power and refigeration said to

be original to 1884 building. Fine site in wooded glen

opening onto Loch Moidart.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL Account xx (1798) p.293.

National Monument

Record of Scotland. W H Murray, THE COMPANION GUIDE TO THE

WEST HIGHLANDS (1968) p.234.

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