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Teaninich House

A Category B Listed Building in Alness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6897 / 57°41'22"N

Longitude: -4.2647 / 4°15'52"W

OS Eastings: 265090

OS Northings: 868902

OS Grid: NH650689

Mapcode National: GBR H8VD.F88

Mapcode Global: WH3D5.GZFD

Plus Code: 9C9QMPQP+V4

Entry Name: Teaninich House

Listing Name: Teaninich House

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330582

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB342

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Parish: Alness

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Dated 1784. Probably earlier core, re-fronted in Adam castellated style early/earlier 19th century. 3-storey and attic, 5-bay mansion; rubble with tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Front elevation; advanced centre bay with projecting crenellated centre porch with polygonal crenellated angle piers; pointed-headed entrance and Gothic fanlight to inner doorway. Centre pointed-headed 1st floor window with Gothic glazing pattern and cusped bull's eye window above; windows hoodmoulded; 12-pane glazing; crenellated wallhead with dummy angle bartizans; 1 blind window in each floor on return elevation (except ground floor, SW gable, which also has 1 blocked 1st floor window and off-set ground floor window). This single pile block front 2-storey block, which with additional rear wings, is linked to main frontage by a continuous wallhead crenellation. Batteries of diagonally set tall ashlar corniced stacks; piended and platform slate roofs.

Interior: double leaf front door with Gothic detailing to panelling opens to wide entrance hall with decorative plaster ceiling, clustered columns and decorative cast-iron balusters to staircase. Various late 18th century door and chimney pieces and plaster ceiling cornices.

Statement of Interest

To rear 2 datestones; one very worn with Munro eagle; the second also with Munro crest dated 1784. "Seat" of Captain Hugh Munro of Teaninich by 1797 and the estate much improved by him. (GENERAL VIEW OF AGRICULTURE). The outline of the earlier house is clearly discernable within the later encasing mansion.

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