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Latitude: 57.2828 / 57°16'58"N
Longitude: -3.6714 / 3°40'16"W
OS Eastings: 299340
OS Northings: 822587
OS Grid: NH993225
Mapcode National: GBR K99G.NZM
Mapcode Global: WH5JV.K6YS
Plus Code: 9C9R78MH+4F
Entry Name: Broomhill House
Listing Name: Broomhill House
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330461
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB261
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey
Parish: Duthil And Rothiemurchus
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
1914-19, with circa 1935 addition, in Arts and Crafts
tradition. Balfour Paul, architect, Edinburgh. 2-storey,
roughly L-plan house with later wing forming U-plan rear
court approached through pend passing under circa 1935
drawing room extension. Random mixed granite, tooled grey
granite ashlar dressings.
Off-centre entrance in N elevation; pale grey granite moulded
doorpiece. Asymmetrical S garden front with wide partially
glazed verandah under catslide roof with 3-window box
dormer with floral embossed lead linking panels. Wide 3-light
window left (lighting sitting room former drawing room);
gabled W elevation with 2 ground floor canted bay windows.
At NW tall, 4-bay 1st floor drawing room wing with 4 long
windows breaking wallhead under piended gables and pend
Gabled E elevation and rear service wing. 1st floor windows
break wallhead under piended gablets; multi-pane glazing
Service court screened by high coped wall with entrance
flanked by round rubble gate piers with circular caps.
Lean-to outbuilding in form of lectern dovecote with angle
ball finial on rear wallhead.
End and ridge coped stacks; wallhead stack to drawing room
wing with shaped scroll base; kneelers to gables; local
Interior: entrance lobby with beams leads to inner stairhall
with large chimneypieces; sitting room with simple carved
chimneypiece with tiled surround. Later 1st floor drawing
room opens from staircase, large long barrel vaulted room
with ribbed plaster ceiling, the ribbing decorated with shell
and seaweed design; moulded ceiling cornice. Mural
semi-circular niche with shell head; 17th century style
lugged marble chimneypiece with carved oak leaf detailing
to cornice and mantel with egg and dart decoration.
Original house built by Sir Alfred Booth of Liverpool (Cunard
Line). Balfour Paul with Rowand Anderson, Paul and Partners,
Edinburgh. This firm included Basil Spence in 1930's, who
worked on the drawing room addition of Broomhill House.
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