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Brightmony House, Garden Walls with Garden House and Pair Gate Piers

A Category A Listed Building in Auldearn, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5613 / 57°33'40"N

Longitude: -3.7906 / 3°47'25"W

OS Eastings: 292973

OS Northings: 853766

OS Grid: NH929537

Mapcode National: GBR K80Q.VSF

Mapcode Global: WH5HF.R65S

Entry Name: Brightmony House, Garden Walls with Garden House and Pair Gate Piers

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332359

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1657

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auldearn

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

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Description

Dated 1732. 2-storey, 6-bay house with later 2-storey,
2-bay addition in similar style at east gable; 19th
century single storey wing to rear. 6 regular south
facing bays with tall narrow windows with chamfered
margins and off-centre entrance with later corniced and
pilastered door-piece. Additional slightly later 2 wider
bays with similar fenestration continuous at east gable.
Diminutive gable attic windows; crowsteps; cavetto
skewputts; ridge and end corniced stacks; slate roof.
Single storey, 3-bay freestanding building at right
angles to main house and linked to it at SW by garden
wall, forming U-plan court. (Some evidence remains of
former matching building ar SE).
Interior; little remains of interest though outside east
gable wall clearly identifiable in attic, with
diminutive attic gable end window; pegged and numbered
collars and rafters.
Garden walls, house and gate piers; harl pointed garden
walls enclose square front garden; pair corniced rubble
gate piers in centre of east wall, with ogee caps and
finials. (similar entrance opposite in west side of
garden, now without gate piers).
Small low gabled rubble garden house incorporated in SW
angle of garden wall.

Statement of Interest

Alexander Brodie of Lethen gave up Lethen to his eldest

son (also Alexander) in 1732 and built himself a house at

Brightmony. He had a numerous family, which might have caused

the building of the additional 2 bays at the east gable of

the house.

NW skewputt initialled AB1732.

House and garden walls of special interest for survival

of original layout.

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