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Dovecot And Hen House, Foyers Mains Steading

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

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Latitude: 57.2506 / 57°15'2"N

Longitude: -4.5001 / 4°30'0"W

OS Eastings: 249262

OS Northings: 820531

OS Grid: NH492205

Mapcode National: GBR H98K.FF7

Mapcode Global: WH3GC.V09Z

Plus Code: 9C9Q7F2X+6X

Entry Name: Dovecot And Hen House, Foyers Mains Steading

Listing Name: Foyers Mains Steading

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332649

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1879

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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Steading; dated 1865. Single storey and loft E-plan range, NW

facing with courtyards infilled (slightly later?) with

covered cattle courts. Harl pointed rubble with tooled ashlar

dressings. Centre range with paired segmental-headed cart

bays with pronounced keystones and loft door in centre. Apex

bellcote (bell missing) with datestone in base and cast-iron weathervane. Flanking cattle courts with similar wide

entrances; ridge vents to both courts and flanking ranges;

ridge and end stacks; slate roof.

To rear of steading an unusual low octagonal structure seemingly designed for use as both a henhouse and dovecote. 4-paned windows placed below eaves level, dovecote flight-holes in gablets. Also rubble, with facetted slate roof, and perhaps also dating from 1865.

Statement of Interest

Stands slightly SE of former Foyer House (demolished; seat

of Frasers of Foyers). Interesting hen-house/dovecote sited

to rear of steading probably also dating from 1865; in poor

condition and not included in listing.

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