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Balavil Mains and Former Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Alvie, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0955 / 57°5'43"N

Longitude: -3.9987 / 3°59'55"W

OS Eastings: 278998

OS Northings: 802279

OS Grid: NH789022

Mapcode National: GBR J9HZ.31J

Mapcode Global: WH4JB.KX2C

Entry Name: Balavil Mains and Former Steading

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332347

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1654

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alvie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Circa 1800, symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay dwelling with
later, irregular single-storey or single storey and attic
wings at E and W gables, returning rear at W to form hollow
square with steading. All harl pointed rubble, tooled
rubble dressings.
Centre door masked by square porch with side entrance and
piended slate roof. Later dormers break wallhead at W
return wing, with some later enlarged fenestration;
multi-pane glazing; end and ridge stacks; slate roofs.
Later bathroom wing projects centre rear flanked by large
modern ground floor windows.
Interior; present drawing room at W with simple marble
chimney piece, c.1800, re-used from Balavil House. Single
storey U-plan steading encloses rear court; entrance
flanked at E by single storey, 3-bay range with apex
bellcote. Slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Steading range no longer in agricultural use.

Court partially cobbled.

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