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BIGHOUSE, GARDEN PAVILION AND WALLED GARDENLB7160

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
03/08/1977
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Farr
NGR
NC 89201 64831
Coordinates
289201, 964831

Description

Garden pavilion; mid-18th century, small square 2-storey, 3-bay garden pavilion. Harl pointed rubble, polished ashlar dressings and margins.

West facing front facade with centre door and small margined flanking windows; similarly detailed taller windows in 1st floor outer bays; 9- and 12-pane glazing. Ashlar quoins; eaves band; tall centre margined and corniced wallhead stack; fluted end dies with ball finials; pyramidal slate roof with salmon weather-vane (carved wood salmon) 1st floor door in south gable reached by forestair (masked from front view by garden wall); both door and centre 1st floor window blocked; small lean-to at rear (east), corniced wallhead rear stack.

Interior; bolection moulded chimneypiece in ground floor chamber; interior gutted.

Walled garden; high coped rubble garden walls flank pavilion; pair mid 18th century square chanelled ashlar gate piers, with cornice and square cap, in centre of west wall, opposite pavilion. Pair plain cast-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Gate piers aligned with pair in east wall close to mansion.

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