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MONIACK CASTLELB7818

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Kirkhill
NGR
NH 55194 43626
Coordinates
255194, 843626

Description

Small L-plan tower house of circa 1600, with various

subsequent additions including crenellated wallhead to

tower by James Smith, 1804 and re-cast E frontage, 1830-40.

Harled with polished and tooled ashlar margins and dressings.

Entrance in base of tower in SE re-entrant anlge; simple

square headed door-way moulded ashlar jambs and heavily

studded plank door. Wing to left with early fenestration,

some windows with plain chamfers and iron windows yetts of

circa 1600.

2-storey, symmetrical 3-bay NW frontage with centre door and

wide flanking bowed bays rising full height to bowed

piended roof, each bay with 3 windows in ground and 1st

floor. Centre door with simple Roman Doric columned portico.

Varied glazing to sash and case windows; slate roofs.

Interior; low ceilinged Roman Catholic chapel immediately

left in entrance; attentuated Ionic pilastered reredos. Wide

wheel stair rises in tower, floors at various levels.

Statement of Special Interest

Property of branch of Fraser family. Chapel in ecclesiastical

use as such.

References

Bibliography

John Gifford, 'Architects of the Highlands in the Nineteenth

century-a Sketch 'Scottish Georgian Society, BULLETIN No. 7

p.36.

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

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