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Farraline House

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2655 / 57°15'55"N

Longitude: -4.3812 / 4°22'52"W

OS Eastings: 256491

OS Northings: 821942

OS Grid: NH564219

Mapcode National: GBR H9KJ.1XD

Mapcode Global: WH3G7.NNX0

Plus Code: 9C9Q7J89+6G

Entry Name: Farraline House

Listing Name: Farraline House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330858

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB539

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dores

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Dores

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Early 19th century NW facing 2-storey 3-bay house
fronting earlier dwelling, with single storey and attic
gabled wings at right angles, forming rear SE shallow
U-plan court. All rubble, pinned in SW frontage with tooled
and polished ashlar margins and dressings.
Wide 3-bay NW entrance front; centre corniced and pilasted
doorpiece with side lights and 9-fielded panel door.
Wide shallow flanking 3 window bowed bays rise full height
into bowed piended roofs, linked at ground floor by modern
glazed verandah masking entrance.
Centre 1st floor tripartite; long-short quoins; piended
slate roof.
Set back gabled single storey and attic wings project at
SE, flanking mid 18th century symmetrical house of 2 storeys
and attic, 7 bays (outer 1st floor bays probably later
raising). Centre door masked by modern glazed porch.
Roll moulded detailing to doorway and to narrow windows;
4 later 19th century gabletted dormers rise through wallhead.
4-pane glazing throughout; end stacks; slate roofs
Interior; early 19th century original decoration to
entrance hall (NW) staircase and wide landing. Arcade with
reeded columns, stylised acanthus caps and panelled
soffits supports landing; decorative corniced ceiling with
circular and oval panels and centre motifs, painted in
various colours. Decorative cast-iron balustrade with
palmette detailing to staircase and 1st floor landing.
Drawing and dining rooms open off hall with panelled dados
and carved chimney pieces. D-ended drawing room with
recessed wall cupboards. No original features survive in
earlier SE portion of house except draw-bar hole to centre
door.

Statement of Interest

Original property of the Fraser family (Frasers of

Lovat). Notable and unusual decoration to entrance hall

and 1st floor landing.

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