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Auchindoune House

A Category B Listed Building in Cawdor, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5072 / 57°30'25"N

Longitude: -3.9406 / 3°56'26"W

OS Eastings: 283823

OS Northings: 847990

OS Grid: NH838479

Mapcode National: GBR J8MW.KMX

Mapcode Global: WH4GF.FKQS

Entry Name: Auchindoune House

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332444

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1723

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cawdor

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

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Description

Mid 18th century, 2-storey and attic house, wide 3 bays. Harl
pointed rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. Projecting square
porch, with piended slate roof, later round-headed entrance
and fanlight, masks centre door, with additional later window
at right. 2 small piended dormers. Single windows in ground
floor, east; each gable has narrow slit vent to light attic.
12-pane glazing; end stacks; slate roof. Single storey and
attic, 2-bay mid 19th century rear wing.
Set back and flanking each gable is short length of
crenellated walling, with re-used marriage stone dated 1628
inserted at west.
Interior: simple moulded doorpieces; original fielded
panelled doors in older part of house. 2 18th century carved
marble chimney pieces in east drawing room (formerly 2
rooms); 1, possibly by John Cheere (died 1787), from former
Cawdor property in Wales, the second said to have come from
a house in Westminster Abbey precincts, London, brought north
by an earlier Campbell of Cawdor. Elliptical stair with
cantilevered stone treads and simple balusters.

Statement of Interest

Said to be site of earlier dwelling or castle. 1628 marriage

stone is former chimney lintel with incised hearts and

initials of a Stuart who married a Campbell of Cawdor.

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