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Balavil, West Lodge and Gate Piers

A Category C Listed Building in Alvie, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0931 / 57°5'35"N

Longitude: -4.0005 / 4°0'1"W

OS Eastings: 278882

OS Northings: 802013

OS Grid: NH788020

Mapcode National: GBR J9HZ.870

Mapcode Global: WH4JB.JZ67

Entry Name: Balavil, West Lodge and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332378

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1671

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alvie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Alvie

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Peddie and Kinnear, dated 1865. Single-storey, asymmetrical
L-plan gate lodge; coursed rubble, contrasting tooled long
and short ashlar dressings. Pedimented pilastered portico
with anthemion finial; wide advanced outer right bay with
centre keystoned Venetian window; similar fenestration in
N and S gables, linked by continuous cornice raised over
centre lights; sash windows with 2- or 4-pane glazing;
urn apex finials; coped wallhead and renewed ridge stacks;
shallow slate roof. Gate piers; probably 1865, 2 pairs
square polished ashlar gate piers wth chamfered angles
and corniced caps linked to similar end piers by cast-iron
railings.
Circa 1946 pair carriage gates and flanking matching
pedestrian gates; carriage gates with MacPherson crest and
pedestrian gates with inscription.

Statement of Interest

Lodge initialled PK (Peddie and Kinnear).

Gates erected in memory of Henry Edward Brewster MacPherson,

died 1946.

Lodge now separated form Balavil House (formerly Belleville)

by re-aligned A9.

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