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FLOWERDALE HOUSE (INCLUDING WESTERDALE) AND WALLED GARDEN.LB7910

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Gairloch
NGR
NG 81415 75364
Coordinates
181415, 875364

Description

Dated 1738 Restorations and additions. A Maitland and Sons,

1904. Double pile, 2-storey and attic, 6-bay original house

with similar height extension to west. All harled with ashlar

margins. Original house; slightly projecting 2 centre bays,

gabled with centre door in 1st floor (piano nobile)

approached by T-shaped flight of steps, moulded, lugged and

corniced architrave, diagonally panelled 1904 door. Tall segmental-headed 1st floor windows; 2 large symmetrical

windows in crowstepped gable; 4 swept (1904) dormers; apex

chimney. Small ground floor windows. Rear; little altered

rear to old house; gabled centre 2 bays, crowstepped and with

apex stack; long 1st floor windows single gable attic window

(1 blocked); 4 (1904) swept dormers.

1904 wing; 2-storey and attic west wing, asymmetrical facade

with large (right) bowed bay rising full height, with 3

segmental-headed windows in 1st floor, with band course,

cornice and parapet. To left (west) gabled bay with paired

segmental headed bipartites in 1st floor and similar, smaller flat-headed bipartites in attic. 2 swept (1904) dormers.

Rear; asymmetrical fenestration; 2 dormers as in front.

18- and 12-pane glazing in 1st floor, 9-pane in ground floor;

chamfered window margins; moulded eaves cornice; ridge and

end stacks, those on new wing copied from originals, in

ashlar with moulded cope and simple string course; slate

roofs.

Interior; parlour to SW retains original 1738 panelling,

lugged chimney piece, lugged doorcases and panelled doors.

Early panelling in 1 rear room with timber ceiling with

geometric moulded panels. Continuous passage runs the length

of house, from east to west (including new wing) at ground

and 1st floor. Original staircase removed, and replaced in

1904, the centre and left front rooms of original range now

as one, accommodating new staircase and extended entrance

hall.

Walled garden; large rubble walled garden to rear of house;

dressed stone cope.

Statement of Special Interest

Western 2 bays of 1904 wing now separate dwelling named

WESTERDALE The through internal passages (see description)

are now closed where they link Westerdale and Flowerdale.

House dated at east gable skewputt, the figures 17 on SE

skewputts, and 38 and initial AM at NE and IM at NW.

Flowerdale the seat of the Mackenzies of Gairloch, and

described as Tigh Dige by Osgood Mackenzie in his A HUNDRED

YEARS IN THE HIGHLANDS (1921). Segmental headed detailing to

front windows of original house probably 1904 alterations.

Small earlier 19th century ice house for salmon fishing in

hillside close to entrance drive.

References

Bibliography

Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, A GENERAL VIEW OF THE

AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTIES OF ROSS AND CROMARTY p.258.

Nicholas Carlisle, A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF SCOTLAND,

ii, (1813). INVERNESS COURIER, Oct. 25, 1904. Advertisement

for tenders.

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