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INVERGARRY, GLENGARRY CASTLE HOTEL (FORMERLY INVERGARRY HOUSE) STABLES AND SUNDIALLB6847

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Kilmonivaig
NGR
NH 31674 979
Coordinates
231674, 800979

Description

Edward Ellice of Invergarry (d.1863) purchased Glengarry and

Glenquoich estates in mid 19th century, and with his son,

also Edward Ellice, undertook a considerable building

programme, not only the mansion house of Invergarry but the

estate village of that name, complete with houses, school,

church and small hospital. Their correspondence reveals a

continuing personal interest in their estates, their tenants

and staff and detailed knowledge of building projects in

hand.

Hotel: dated 1866 and 1869; David Bryce, architect, with

1875-77 additions, together with the stables, by J MacVicar

Anderson. Scottish Baronial. Large, plain 2-storey and attic

rambling house, irregular L-plan with gabled entrance porch

in north L shaped court, and with symmetrical 4-bay south

(garden) front. All tooled ashlar with polished ashlar

dressings.

Symmetrical 4-bay south elevation with projecting canted

outer bays rising full height into gabled attics corbelled to

square, each with small bipartite; central pair pedimented

dormers. Canted bays linked by low terraced balustrade, with

centre flight of steps leading to lower rubble walled

terraces.

West elevation: wide projecting gabled bay to south with

canted window to ground floor. 2 simply detailed bays to

north (3 dormers).

Extensive NE wing, with corbelled angle tower SE; birdcage

bellcote at north single storey gable.

Mainly 2-pane glazing; tall coped ridge, end and wallhead

stacks; slate roofs.

Interior: original staircase in entrance hall with carved

wooden balusters; some original chimney pieces; moulded

cornices to ceilings.

Stables: U-plan single storey and attic stable block linked

to main house by pedimented segmental-headed archway. East

facing stable court closed by high coped wall with square

ashlar gate piers, with moulded caps and ball finials.

Piended dormers; 12-pane glazing; modern swept box dormer.

5-bay gabled west elevation with finialled gabletted dormers

in outer bays.

Sundial: stumpy octagonal facetted dial on moulded octagonal

stem, standing on low octagonal stone base.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Edward Ellice.

House appears to replace that mentioned in NSA belonging to

Lord Ward.

Two carved plaques in NW inscribed in English and Gaelic.

"With thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed

for ever" and "Mur togiehobush an tigh is diomhain staditmir

an lughd togail".

Also at east a plaque with Ellice and D MacVicar Anderson

monograms, inscribed "Architect" and dated 1869.

Sundial possibly survives from earlier house.

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vii, (1838), p.511. National

Monuments Record of Scotland.

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