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Boath House

A Category A Listed Building in Auldearn, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5795 / 57°34'46"N

Longitude: -3.8084 / 3°48'30"W

OS Eastings: 291959

OS Northings: 855826

OS Grid: NH919558

Mapcode National: GBR J8ZP.D63

Mapcode Global: WH5H7.GRPB

Entry Name: Boath House

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332340

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1649

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auldearn

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

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Description

Archibald Simpson, 1830. Austere classical mansion, 2
storeys over basement, with 5-bay main elevations facing
east and west. All polished ashlar.
East front; centre entrance with moulded architraves
within fluted Ionic tetrastyle portico; long flanking
ground floor windows; corniced parapet (encircling
house); centre stepped and raised blocking course.
West front; bowed 3-window centre bays rising full
height; outer single ground floor French windows set
within segmental headed recesses, each with diminutive
wreath carved over architrave.
4-bay south elevation; 3-bay north elevation with blind
outer bay fenestration. Multi-pane glazing.
Symmetrical corniced wallhead stacks (north and south)
and paired centre stacks; shallow piended platform slate
roof
Interior; entrance hall with coffered ceiling and Ionic
screen leading to (west) drawing room. All public rooms
with simple corniced ceilings and original marble
chimney pieces; original panelled doors and moulded
door pieces; curved staircase to north with cast-iron
balustrade with palmette detailing.

Statement of Interest

Unsigned and undated plans (which appear original)

retained in house.

Built by Capt. Sir James A. Dunbar, RN, on site of and

to replace "the great stane-house" that had been in the

Dunbar family since mid 16th century. "Boath House an elegant building.... of freestone taken from a quarry on the

property but not within the parish of Auldearn. the freestone

of a beautiful whiteness has retained its colour almost

uninjured by the elements". (1842)

1 ground floor room converted to modern kitchen circa

1980

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