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Inshes House

A Category B Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4649 / 57°27'53"N

Longitude: -4.1772 / 4°10'38"W

OS Eastings: 269498

OS Northings: 843716

OS Grid: NH694437

Mapcode National: GBR J81Z.Z5P

Mapcode Global: WH4GH.TM0P

Plus Code: 9C9QFR7F+X4

Entry Name: Inshes House

Listing Name: Inshes House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340095

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8049

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

Dated 1767, incorporating fragments of earlier house. Tall 3-
storey over basement symmetrical 3-bay NW front, with range
of 19th century single-storey buildings to rear. Harled with
ashlar dressings. Centre entrance with provincial rusticated
ashlar doorpiece with buckle detailing; lintel of
similar material with dated keystone under semi-circular
arched head. Key-blocked occuli flank entrance. Double-leaf
panelled doors; radial fanlight; re-used step with moulded
riser. 2 windows each storey in NE gable; single window in
each storey, SW gable with reused armorial panel set below
centre wallhead stack with inscribed and dated plaque. 2-pane
glazing; corniced shaped end stacks; piended slate roof.
Later 19th century bipartites in centre rear 1st and 2nd
floors; various later 19th century gabled and piended single-
storey buildings extend from rear.
Interior; little survives except cantilevered staircase
rising through centre of house with some surviving turned
wooden balustrade. Roundheaded hearth in basement and some
earlier fabric.

Statement of Interest

SW gable armorial initialled

I R

I S

and plaque below inscribed;

A R REBWILT

1767

Small tower house (see separate entry) to SW of house and

small privy at S. House presently (1985) being restored.

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