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Gorthleck House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2564 / 57°15'22"N

Longitude: -4.4143 / 4°24'51"W

OS Eastings: 254455

OS Northings: 820991

OS Grid: NH544209

Mapcode National: GBR H9GJ.YH0

Mapcode Global: WH3G7.5W62

Plus Code: 9C9Q7H4P+G7

Entry Name: Gorthleck House

Listing Name: Gorthleck House

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330861

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB541

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dores

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Dores

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Circa 1830-40, with later alterations. Single storey
and attic, 3-bay house with single-storey, single-bay set
back wings, and further wing to rear. All coursed,
squared rubble with tooled ashlar dressings.
gabled porch with side entrance. Small ground floor
Symmetrical NE facing front; centre door masked by square
projecting porch with side lights flanking entrance and
with crenellated wallhead. 3 later flat roofed dormers,
with painted timber fronts, angle pilasters and dentilled
detailing to moulded cornices; smaller dormer in centre
with decorative multipane glazing. Side wings set back, each
with hood-moulded window and simple blocking course. Some
horizontal glazing survives; elsewhere modern single pane
casements.
3 corniced end stacks mounted on rectangular bases; jerkin
headed slate roof to main house, probably later alteration
from original piended roof (to make larger attic rooms).
Piended slate roofs to wings and to former service cottage
at rear, linked to main house by single rear bay.
Interior; entrance hall with paired Roman Doric columned
screen; simple balustered staircase rises against rear wall
of inner hall. Plain moulded ceiling cornices.

Statement of Interest

Built by the Frasers of Gorthleck, now Gorthleck Mains.

Outer bay triple stacks for symmetry only, for they

serve but single fireplace.

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