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Latitude: 57.438 / 57°26'16"N
Longitude: -4.125 / 4°7'30"W
OS Eastings: 272537
OS Northings: 840625
OS Grid: NH725406
Mapcode National: GBR J952.55W
Mapcode Global: WH4GQ.L9XS
Entry Name: Daviot Mains (Including Horse Engine House)
Listing Date: 17 April 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332412
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1703
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Daviot and Dunlichity
Electoral Ward: Inverness South
Parish: Daviot And Dunlichity
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Circa 1820. Large 2-storey farm square with principal E
facing elevation. All tooled, coursed rubble with tooled
ashlar dressings. 9-bay main frontage shallow segmental
headed arched entrances to inner court in outer and centre
bays, with 3-bay dwellings between, each with centre door.
Large glazed porch masks right NE dwelling entrance; 4-pane
glazing to frontage windows. Large range of cart bays as
lean-to shelter supported on circular rubble piers across
west elevation. Inner court with paired sheep-folds and
former stables and byres. Symmetrical ridge and end stacks;
piended slate roof. Octagonal horse engine house abuts south
elevation with piended corrugated roof.
Built by Alexander Mackintosh and mentioned in NSA as one of
three steadings with thrashing machines built "within last
20 years" (1838). "Thrashing" motivated by horse-driven
machinery, the horses and gearing housed in horse engine
house abutting threshing barn.
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