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Boleskine House

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2653 / 57°15'55"N

Longitude: -4.4748 / 4°28'29"W

OS Eastings: 250847

OS Northings: 822116

OS Grid: NH508221

Mapcode National: GBR H9BJ.700

Mapcode Global: WH3G6.7ND6

Entry Name: Boleskine House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332607

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1849

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Boleskine and Abertarff

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Begun late 18th century and continuously enlarged until
circa 1830. Now forms single storey, irregular 7-bay house
with projecting outer bays with truncated gables. Pink harled
with ashlar dressings and margins (some rendered). Present SE
front probably re-cast from NW. Centre projecting pilastered
ashlar bay with entrance flanked by narrow side lights; porch
linked to outer bays by shallow loggia supported by slender
Roman Doric columns; deep continuous entablature. NW
elevation; round-headed window in gabled centre bay
(probably former entrance) 3-window projecting bowed bays (to
right with modern alteration to one window) with bowed
piended roofs in bays 2 and 6; outer bays with Venetian
windows.
Multi-pane glazing; long and short channelled ashlar quoins.
Symmetrical pair ridge and panelled end wallhead stacks; slate
roofs.
East service door masked by later single storey, single bay
extension.
Interior; long corridor runs full length of house in SE front
probably formed in earlier 19th century; panelled arches and
screens flanking centre entrance bay. Simple plaster cornices
to 2 public rooms with bowed bay windows giving to NW.

Statement of Interest

Unsightly alterations to end rooflines.

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