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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: 15/06/1981


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NH 66579 45417
  • Coordinates: 266579, 845417


Ross & Macbeth, 1885, Free Italianate coursers; 3 storeys

and attic, 9-bay front to Queensgate with centre and end

bays pilastered; at ground floor, Ruskinian Gothic arcaded

shopfronts, their columns bearing consoles carrying

wrought-iron balconies at 1st floor; at 1st floor end

windows corbelled out from wall as canted bays with

balustraded parapet, 2nd and 8th windows segmental

pedimented; at 2nd floor, windows architraved, 1st and 9th

tripartite. Canted pilastered corners with balustered

balconies corbelled out from wall below first floor windows.

Front to Church Street, arched ground floor windows, consoled

balconies at 1st floor windows. Front to Post Office Lane,

simply arcaded ground floor. At north-east front arcaded

ground floor. Slated mansard roof and pedimented dormers.

Statement of Special Interest



INVERNESS COURIER July 14, 1885 (advertisement for tenders)

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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