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Eskadale House

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

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Latitude: 57.4347 / 57°26'4"N

Longitude: -4.5563 / 4°33'22"W

OS Eastings: 246639

OS Northings: 841148

OS Grid: NH466411

Mapcode National: GBR H932.CPP

Mapcode Global: WH3FC.ZDHB

Plus Code: 9C9QCCMV+VF

Entry Name: Eskadale House

Listing Name: Eskadale House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340167

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8104

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200340167

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Kiltarlity And Convinth

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Circa 1790, classical 2-storey, 5-bay house over raised
basement, with later 19th century 2-storey, 2-bay wing set
back at E gable. Original house with polished ashlar S front
over tooled ashlar basement; W return gable rendered and
lined as ashlar. Harled front with tooled ashlar margins to
wing, harl-pointed rear.
Centre door behind Roman Doric portico and approached by
flight of steps oversailing raised basement. Flanking
windows set in shallow round-headed recesses linked at base
and impost level by band courses. 1st floor windows linked by
moulded cill course.
3-bay W return elevation with some blind fenestration. Wide
3-bay rear with slightly advanced centre bay and raised
ground floor windows, originally set in shallow round-headed
recesses similar to front, now altered and partially masked.
Raised basement service block projects at rear under grassed
terrace with rubble frontage and ashlar parapet, centre
segmental-headed entrance with flanking lancets.
12-pane glazing; balustraded die to front and side wallhead;
paired corniced wall-head stacks (single stack to later
wing); shallow piended platform slate roof in main house and
to later wing.
Interior; entrance lobby with corniced and block pedimented
doorpiece; inner stairhall with stairwell rising at rear;
simple balustrade with polished hand-rail; late 18th century
plaster ceiling to stairwell and cornices to ground floor
Carved chimneypiece in W ground floor room (original drawing
room?); later 19th century drawing room with contemporary
panelled doors, window shutters ceiling cornice and

Statement of Interest

"An elegant mansion" (1841). Rear Service entrance on 1st ed.

OS 1872, on which the later drawing room wing does not

appear. Simple mounting block in front of house.

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