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The Polchar, Rothiemurchus

A Category B Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1647 / 57°9'52"N

Longitude: -3.8338 / 3°50'1"W

OS Eastings: 289196

OS Northings: 809697

OS Grid: NH891096

Mapcode National: GBR J9XS.DKQ

Mapcode Global: WH5KC.25NS

Plus Code: 9C9R5578+VF

Entry Name: The Polchar, Rothiemurchus

Listing Name: Rothiemurchus, the Polchar

Listing Date: 18 August 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330430

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB236

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200330430

Location: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Duthil And Rothiemurchus

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Elizabeth and Jane Grant, 1812-14. Symmetrical single storey,
5-bay S approach front, with irregular 2-gabled rear with
attic floor. Harl pointed rubble. Later 19th century gabled
porch masks centre door in S front flanked by small
lattice-pane windows; substantial centre ridge stack.
2-gabled E elevation with 3-light sash windows in ground and
2-light in 1st floor, 2-pane glazing replacing lattice
panes. Catslide roof to 1 gable. Later 19th century rear (N)
wing with single ground and single dormer window. Graded
local slate roof replaces original thatch.

Statement of Interest

Elizabeth Grant in her memoirs implies that Polchar was

another cottage designed by herself and her sister Jane (see

Croft) and built by her father for the estate game keeper,

with kennels to rear. She describes both heather thatch and lattice-panes glazing. James Martineau, Unitarian divine,

lived at The Polchar for 5 months of the year from 1877-1900.

He added porch and N wing.

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