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Brackla House and Walled Garden

A Category B Listed Building in Cawdor, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5375 / 57°32'14"N

Longitude: -3.9055 / 3°54'19"W

OS Eastings: 286024

OS Northings: 851306

OS Grid: NH860513

Mapcode National: GBR J8QS.XDJ

Mapcode Global: WH4G7.ZTF1

Entry Name: Brackla House and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332447

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1726

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cawdor

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

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Description

Circa 1815 with mid-19th century villa with additional east

and west wings, forming cruciform plan. 2-storey house over

raised basement, symmetrical 3-bay frontage. Rubble with

tooled ashlar dressings.

Main south front; centre door with side lights and fanlight

approached by semi-circular flight shallow steps oversailing

raised basement. Corniced portico supported by paired slender Roman-Doric columns (2 pairs), flanked by tall outer bay

windows. 3-bay side elevations each have short projecting

later centre wings, to west with large corbelled oriel window

in ground floor and jerkin headed gable head; mainly 12-pane

glazing. 4 symmetrical batteries of ridge stacks, those to

front linked by continuous cornice and all with cast-iron

cans; shallow piended slate roofs, with rear valley. Garage

doors slapped in east elevation of raised basement.

Interior: drawing room (west) and dining room have decorative

plaster cornices, Greek key-patterned in drawing room and egg

and dart in dining room.

Coped rubble walled garden with brick lining.

Statement of Interest

Additional wings already appear on 1st edition OS, 1869.

Home of Captain William Fraser, the proprietor of Royal

Brackla Distillery, established in 1812.

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