Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Inverness And Bona
NH 63635 43785
263635, 843785


Dated 1864, with further extensions and additions including staff accommodation wings (1901). Long 2- and 3-storey range on sloping SE facing site, 45 bays with advanced gabled wings both front and rear. Rubble with tooled and polished ashlar Tarradale sandstone dressings.

Centre door in SE front in slightly advanced and gabled centre bay under stepped hoodmould enclosing datestone with tall pointed-headed window with cusped tracery above.

Similar detailing in flanking 1st floor fenestration (2 windows each side). Centre bays linked to advanced gabled bays (2 storey canted bays on gables) by bold square towers with pyramidal roofs capped by brattished platforms and forming shallow U-plan forecourt.

To E and W of central range symmetrical ward blocks 5-1-7-1, the single bays projecting and gabled with 3-light, 3-storey projecting windows on inner bay, 2-windows on outer, tall pyramidal roofed towers attached to latter.

Additional 2-and 1-storey ranges with variety of bay windows and square

and circular turrets. Mainly 2- and 12-pane glazing; ridge and end stacks; slate roofs. Gabled wings project at rear. Main admission

entrance now at rear in circa 1901 addition.

Statement of Special Interest

Established in 1864 to accommodate 250-300 psychiatric patients. Now much enlarged. Listing includes main block only. Various free standing additions and later buildings not included.



Ian Macleod, CRAIG DUNAIN HOSPITAL, 1864-1964. (nd.)

About Listed Buildings

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