Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 66726 45421
266726, 845421


Matthews & Lawrie, 1873-75. Italianate, Elgin freestone

ashlar. 3 storeys, 9-bay front to Academy Street with centre

3 bays slightly recessed; at ground floor 3 shopfronts each

tripartite, pilastered with shallow segmental architraves to

heads of lights; outer windows at wings have balustered

aprons and consoled cornices, cornices of centre windows

of wings having triangular pediments and acroteria; 2nd

floor windows at wings architraved; centre of front 1 storey

in height of 2 at 1st and 2nd floor levels, 3 round-headed

Corinthian columned and pilastered windows, their arched

heads filled with richly cut shellwork (by Goodwillie, Elgin)

and, above, incised work; Corinthian angle pilasters.

To Station Square, near symmetrical front with advanced

centre with Corinthian angle pilasters and pediment; Roman

Doric columned portico with pediment and carved tympanum

framing pilastered, architraved and keyblocked shallow

segmental arched doorpiece at ground floor; tripartite

Roman Doric columned and pilastered window with segmental

pediment at 1st floor; 2 architraved windows at 2nd floor.

West wing 3 bays, east wing 2 bays of shallow segmental

arched windows with console keystones and architraves in

pilastrade at ground; windows with balustered aprons and

consoled cornices, centre window of west wing having

segmental pediment, at 1st floor; architraved windows at

2nd floor. Bracketted cornice. Some lavish interior work.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as offices of the Highland Railway Company.



INVERNESS ADVERTISER, May 6 1873; and information courtesy of

The Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

About Listed Buildings

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

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