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5 Richardson Road, Tormore Distillery

A Category B Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3969 / 57°23'48"N

Longitude: -3.4112 / 3°24'40"W

OS Eastings: 315284

OS Northings: 834931

OS Grid: NJ152349

Mapcode National: GBR K9Y5.G3K

Mapcode Global: WH6KJ.KBTT

Plus Code: 9C9R9HWQ+PG

Entry Name: 5 Richardson Road, Tormore Distillery

Listing Name: TORMORE DISTILLERY, MANAGER'S HOUSE, DUTY FREE WAREHOUSES, DISTILLERY AND OFFICES, GENERATOR HOUSE, 1, 2 RICHARDSON ROAD, COMMUNITY CENTRE, 3-12a RICHARDSON ROAD, GATE PIERS.

Listing Date: 18 August 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330567

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB337

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Cromdale, Inverallan And Advie

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Sir Albert Richardson, 1958. Distillery complex grouped in
wide shallow semi-circle facing W and fronting A95 road.
Most buildings white harled with grey polished ashlar or
bullfaced granite margins and dressings.
The description of individual buildings commenced with
the distillery manager's house left (N) and proceeds right
(S). Manager's house. 2-storey, symmetrical 3-bay S facing
house with 3-facetted canted E and W gables, the outer facets
having ground and 1st floor windows continuous with front
fenestration and end gables with central flues. Harled
with simulated sandstone ashlar margins and dressings.
Centre door masked by single storey canted porch with narrow
side lights and slate roof. 12-pane glazing; deep base and
eaves courses; coped shoulded end stacks; facetted grey-green
slate roof. Single storey, 3-bay service court and sunroom
extend from E gable with blind S elevation delineated by
harbled pilaster strips and with oculi in outer bays; shallow
piended copper roof. Duty free warehouses, 1 and 2. Range
of 6 harled warehouses with long W elevation defined by
polished granite ashlar pilaster strips. Continuous series
of gables at N and S with irregular entrances in S and
slit vents to each gable.
Duty free warehouses, 3 and 4. Further ranges of harled
warehouses grouped to rear of distillery complex.
Distillery and offices. Tall rectangular distillery with
long S facing wide 3-bay elevation with single storey low
wings projecting from outer bays forming U-plan court
approached by flight of shallow steps. Harled with polished
or bullfaced grey granite dressings and margins.
Centre bay delineated by bullfaced pilaster strips linked
at middle height by deep shaped band/lintel course
defining ground floor entrance area with wide centre recessed
door and paired flanking windows alternated by polished
ashlar engaged pilasters.
Series of 3 3-light windows at wallhead height divided by
pilaster strips; long box dormers and continuous dormer ridge
lights with 3 square louvred ridge vents. Copper roof and
dormer facing. Tall rear brick chimney. End gables lit by
giant recessed round-headed light rising full height in
slightly advanced centre bay defined by long-short
detailing and with band course at impost level.
Lower wings project from outer bays (offices L, duty
warehouse, R) forming U-plan court approached by flights of
steps. Mirrored 3-bay W fronts with centre tripartites and
long/short angle detailing.
Off-centre entrance with narrow side lights to offices in S
elevation of wing. Both blocks with shallow piended copper
roofs raised as extended copper faced top lights.
Generator house (former transformer and switch room with
cooperage rear). Tall harled building with long elevations
N and S; bullfaced ashlar, polished granite and dark grey
brick dressings and margins. Paired centre entrances in W
gable in shallow round-headed recess defined by bullfaced
ashlar and with similar bandcourse and pilaster strips.
Similar E rear gable with single entrance. Long elevations
divided by dark grey brick pilaster strips. 6 swept dormer
vents in S side of roof. Centre dome cupola surmounts square
clock with raised faces N and S; copper roofs. 1, 2
Richardson Road (Distillery visitors' house). As manager's
house with additional pair rear entrances in outer bays.
Community hall. Probably built later than other buildings
in distillery complex. Rectangular weather-boarded hall with
entrance porch in centre W gable with side entrances and
front window. 6 regular long windows above light long
N and S elevations; paired doors and small range of windows
light service end of building; multi-pane glazing; single
roof.
3-12a Richardson Road. Range of 4 pairs 2-storey houses
and 1 3-dwelling terrace. All harled with simulated ashlar
sandstone dressings and margins. Each house with centre
door masked by square projecting porch; 12-pane glazing;
end and ridge coped stacks; grey-green slate roofs.
Nos. 3-10; each pair of dwellings with projecting service
area at gable, with blind front wall lit by single oculus.
Nos. 5-8 have margined fenestration.
Nos. 11, 12, 12a. bipartites flank centre entrance. All
fenestration margined.
Principal entrance flanked by low rubble quadrants capped
with dark brown slate coping. pair round and pair square
rubble piers with similar caps; flanking pedestrian gates with
wooden gates.

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