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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332649
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1879
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Boleskine and Abertarff
Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness
Parish: Boleskine And Abertarff
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
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.
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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