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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 22/12/1976


  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Planning Authority: Highland
  • Burgh: Inverness

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NH 66709 45407
  • Coordinates: 266709, 845407


Public Markets and arcade to Academy Street, Matthews and

Lawrie, 1869-70. Italianate, ashlar. Front to Academy

Street, single storey 3-bay front, tripartite round-headed

arched Corinthian columned entrance with carved animal head

keystones, channelled angle piers, bracketted cornice and

balustrade surmounted by urns; outer bays, lower, each with

one round-headed window, cornice and balustrade surmounted

by urn. Arcade, brick, arcaded shopfronts, clerestory

windows, timber roof with cast-iron principals. Front to

close off Church Street: tower, snecked rubble, round-arched

entrance with oculus above and pediment. Markets altered

and extended, Burgh Surveyor, 1890 south-west market hall

timber and glass double-pitched roof supported on cast-iron

columns; central hall, square plan, timber and glass roof with

cast-iron principals. Arcade to Union Street, Ross and Macbeth,

1890. Arcade to Queensgate, Duncan Cameron, 1897, segmental

headed arch at each end, north part of arcade, shopfronts with

polished granite pilastrade, elaborate frieze and egg-and

dart cornice, cast-iron and fully glazed roof, south part

of arcade pilastered shopfronts, each originally of 3

round-headed arches; timber and glass roof.

Statement of Special Interest



INVERNESS ADVERTISER March 23, 1869, May 28, 1870;

INVERNESS COURIER; March 21, 1890; Sept 5, 1890; March 26,


About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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