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Dovecot, Inshes House

A Category A Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4647 / 57°27'52"N

Longitude: -4.1772 / 4°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 269503

OS Northings: 843692

OS Grid: NH695436

Mapcode National: GBR J81Z.Z73

Mapcode Global: WH4GH.TM2V

Plus Code: 9C9QFR7F+V4

Entry Name: Dovecot, Inshes House

Listing Name: Inshes House, Tower House in Grounds

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340096

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8050

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

Circa 1600. Diminutive 3-storey tower house; harled rubble
with ashlar dressings. Entrance off-set in NW gable (with 1
window in each upper storey, blocked centre window in NW
elevation, 1st floor and gable attic window in each
elevation: chamfered jambs. Small loops (splayed internally)
in base; scattered angle and mural shot holes; wallhead
stack; end corniced stacks (one in very poor condition) stone
slab roof.
Late 19th century mural bellcote (without bellcote) mounted
in N gable.
Interior; later 16th/early 17th century dormer pediment set
in wall, initialled and with armorial.
External ground floor measurements; approx 13' x 13'.

Statement of Interest

Armorial pediment initialled

T W

A T

Probably surviving angle tower of former castle. Said to have

been used as a dovecote though no nesting boxes survive.

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