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Cradlehall House, Cradlehall

A Category B Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4743 / 57°28'27"N

Longitude: -4.1645 / 4°9'52"W

OS Eastings: 270296

OS Northings: 844735

OS Grid: NH702447

Mapcode National: GBR J82Z.53X

Mapcode Global: WH4GJ.0D5H

Plus Code: 9C9QFRFP+P6

Entry Name: Cradlehall House, Cradlehall

Listing Name: Cradlehall House

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340079

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8036

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverness and Bona

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Parish: Inverness And Bona

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Mid 18th century with subsequent additions and alterations.
2-storey symmetrical 3-bay house with single-storey flanking
wings form H-plan. Harled.
Centre door behind continuous modern lean-to sun-parlour
linking outer wings; 1st floor windows raised in later 19th
century as piended dormers, though single original small rear
1st floor window survives. Gabled outer wings, each with 3-
window canted bay with piended roof projecting from centre of
each return elevation, and with occulus in rear wallhead
stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Interest

Plaque in SW gable records that "In this house lived Major

William Caulfield who as HM Inspector of Roads from 1732

to 1767 planned and built 800 miles of military roads in the

Highlands." Caulfield Deputy Governor of Inverness Castle

from 1747 to his death 1767. Name Cradlehall said to originate

from hoisting of inebriated guests in cradle to bed to

recover.

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