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

18 ACADEMY STREET, ROYAL HIGHLAND HOTELLB35129

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 15/06/1981

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NH 66782 45430
  • Coordinates: 266782, 845430

Description

Core perhaps Joseph Mitchell, circa 1855; major alterations, Matthews and Lawrie, 1858-59. Italianate, ashlar, 3 storeys;

north-west front, 7 bays with 4th and 5th slightly advanced;

channelled angle strip pilasters; windows architraved and

corniced at ground and 1st floors, tripartite 4th and 5th

windows at ground floor; at north, 4-storey tower,

round-arched and key-blocked pilastered windows; bracketted

cornice and pediment, balustrade and French pavilion roof;

diagonally placed Roman Doric portico (Alexander Ross 1898).

South west front 3 storeys with 4-storey tower at south east;

recessed centre with central tripartite bay at ground floor.

To south-east screen arch to Falcon Square with bracketted

cornice and balustrade. Bracketted main cornice. Quite lavish

interior, notably at hall and staircase.

Statement of Special Interest

References

Bibliography

INVERNESS ADVERTISER, May 4, 1858; June 29, 1858 Dec 20,

1859; and information courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland

Research Unit

About Designations

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