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Avoch Parish Manse, Braehead, Avoch

A Category B Listed Building in Avoch, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5681 / 57°34'5"N

Longitude: -4.1722 / 4°10'19"W

OS Eastings: 270168

OS Northings: 855193

OS Grid: NH701551

Mapcode National: GBR J82Q.FKT

Mapcode Global: WH4G3.W1DK

Plus Code: 9C9QHR9H+64

Entry Name: Avoch Parish Manse, Braehead, Avoch

Listing Name: Avoch Village Braehead Hill House (Former Manse of Parish Church), Stables, Dyke and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330716

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB441

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Avoch

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Parish: Avoch

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Thomas Murison. 1820-22. George Rhind 1845: additions.
Basement, 2 storey and attic, 3 bays with centre corniced
doorway approached by shallow flight of steps oversailing
basement. Ground floor tripartites. Red cherry-pointed
ashlar. Eaves band and blocked eaves course. Decorated scroll
skewputts. 3 segmental headed dormers (probably of 1845),
slate roof.
Red harled gables and service wing to rear.
Stables, George Rhind, 1845. 1 storey stable and steading
block, part demolished and much altered for garage use.
Pigeon loft with blocked flight holes and alighting
platforms. Ashlar gate piers with pyramidal copes.

Statement of Interest

Plan for manse drawn up by Thomas Murison in 1820. An earlier

plan "tendered in by John Watson, mason at Fortrose" in 1817

was not executed (Scottish) Record Office, CH2/66/6, 6 May,

1817).

Thomas Murison was a builder-architect (see Scottish

Record Office, SC29/64/4, p. 188)

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