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Culachy House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1212 / 57°7'16"N

Longitude: -4.6829 / 4°40'58"W

OS Eastings: 237670

OS Northings: 806558

OS Grid: NH376065

Mapcode National: GBR G9TW.V13

Mapcode Global: WH2FR.18BN

Entry Name: Culachy House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332616

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1857

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Boleskine and Abertarff

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Boleskine And Abertarff

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

1840-50 and later 19th century, Scottish Baronial house,
incorporating and recasting earlier, dwelling. Mainly
2-storey and attic over raised basement on east sloping site.
All harled with contrasting red ashlar sandstone dressings
and margins.
Asymmetrical south facing 4-bay entrance front, with off-
centre projecting gabled entrance bay with bracketted hood
approached by flight of steps with moulded ashlar balustrade
and terminal ball finials; panelled door and decorative
radial glazing to rectangular fanlight; 1st floor bipartite
and quatrefoil attic light. Hoodmoulded bipartites in
other bays; 3 pedimented dormers rise from wallhead; small
dummy bartizan at SW angle. Symmetrical east gable flanked by
angle drumtowers, at SE rising 3 storeys with corbelled and
crenellated wallhead and shallow conical roof; to NE drumtower
rises 4 storeys and attic terminating with simple corbelled
wallhead and decorative pedimented lucarne fronting slated
conical roof. Drumtowers linked at raised basement by pair
segmental headed arches fronting loggia.
Further 2-storey and attic range of earlier date, extends
north with simple pilastered basement entrance in north gable
with pilastered tripartite above. Multi-pane glazing;
crowsteps; coped ridge and end stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Present plan form established by 1st ed. OS 1871.

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