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- Category: A
- Date Added: 21/05/1971
- Local Authority: Highland
- Planning Authority: Highland
- Burgh: Inverness
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NH 66647 45218
- Coordinates: 266647, 845218
Alexander Laing following design by William Sibbald, 1791.
Classic square-plan, ashlar. 3-storey tower,
round-arched openings to Bridge Street ground floor,
Venetian windows with blind centre light and apron in Bridge
Street and Church Street fronts at 1st floor, round-arched
window rising into open pediment on each front, at 2nd
floor, 1st floor band course. Lower belfry stage, Doric
pilasters at angles and framing round-headed keyblocked
louvred openings, with subsidiary anta pilastrade threaded
through entablature. Clock stage, at each front clock face
beneath swag and broken pediment advances from panelled
angle piers surmounted by swagged urns. Upper belfry stage
octagonal with Ionic angle pilasters N, S, W, and E
fronts having single round-headed openings, NE, NW, SE and SW
fronts containing 2-storey blind openings, corniced at lower
storey. Octagonal base to spire with blind vents. Octagonal
spire surmounted by ball and weathercock.
Statement of Special Interest
A group with 4-14 Bridge Street. The design was furnished by
Alexander Laing who supervised the building but the authorship
of the design is credited in THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1793)
STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, ix 623; Alexander Mackenzie,
GUIDE to Inverness (1903), 32; Eveline Barron, OLD INVERNESS
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