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Croy Church of Scotland Parish Manse

A Category B Listed Building in Culloden and Ardersier, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5247 / 57°31'29"N

Longitude: -4.0113 / 4°0'40"W

OS Eastings: 279650

OS Northings: 850071

OS Grid: NH796500

Mapcode National: GBR J8GT.WVY

Mapcode Global: WH4GD.C438

Entry Name: Croy Church of Scotland Parish Manse

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332431

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1711

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Croy and Dalcross

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Culloden and Ardersier

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

William Lawrie for James Matthews, 1855 (style of Thomas
Mackenzie). 2-storey and attic, E facing 3-bay house with
unusual boat shaped gables swept to eaves. Coursed rubble
front with contrasting tooled and polished ashlar dressings,
harled flanks. Advanced outer bays; single storey square
projecting porch with panelled door and parapet decorated
with angle ball finials and string course extending across
flanking bays. Centre 1st floor windows with polished ashlar
jambs under unusual Moorish shaped ashlar gablet. Large
ground floor windows flank entrance, diminishing in size in
1st and then attic floor windows. Symmetrical fenestration
in gables with diminutive apex attic light; multi-pane
glazing. Attenuated ball finials to all gables; coped end
stacks; slate roofs. Gabled single storey service range to
rear.

Statement of Interest

Manse at Kildrummy, Gordon District, with almost identical

frontage, designed by Thomas Mackenzie (Mackenzie and

Matthews) in 1850.

William Lawrie worked in Inverness office of James Matthews

(Aberdeen) after Thomas Mackenzie's death in 1854.

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