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RUTHVEN BARRACKS AND STABLESLB7659

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Date Removed:
09/03/2018
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Kingussie And Insh
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NN 76473 99756
Coordinates
276473, 799756

Removal Reason

The designation of this structure as a listed building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognised as being of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument.

Description

Barracks, 1719-21. Square walled enclosure with entrance

in centre E. 3-storey square angle towers at NE and SW.

Mirrored 3-storey over basement, symmetrical 5-bay barrack

blocks with paired outer bays; roofless.

Stables; 1734, long gabled block at W divided into two

chambers with hay loft provision and lean-to to rear

(probably saddle rooms). Also roofless.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument. Barracks constructed after 1715

Jacobite rebellion to house troops maintaining law and order.

Sited on mound, which is possible site of 13th century

Comyn stronghold and later castle erected by Earls of

Huntly, later Dukes of Gordon. Scheduled.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTLAND ii (1887), pp. 463-7. G P Stell, RUTHVEN

BARRACKS (NMSO Guide, 1983).

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Related Designations

  1. Ruthven Barracks, KingussieSM90255

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
    Status
    Designated

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