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- Category: B
- Date Added: 05/10/1971
- Local Authority: Highland
- Planning Authority: Highland
- Parish: Kirkhill
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NH 55194 43626
- Coordinates: 255194, 843626
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
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.
John Gifford, 'Architects of the Highlands in the Nineteenth
century-a Sketch 'Scottish Georgian Society, BULLETIN No. 7
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