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Daviot Mains (Including Horse Engine House)

A Category B Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332412

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1703

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Daviot and Dunlichity

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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