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East Walled Garden, Geanies House

A Category B Listed Building in Tain and Easter Ross, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.7898 / 57°47'23"N

Longitude: -3.8604 / 3°51'37"W

OS Eastings: 289496

OS Northings: 879317

OS Grid: NH894793

Mapcode National: GBR J8V4.6DP

Mapcode Global: WH4F3.NGYL

Plus Code: 9C9RQ4QQ+WV

Entry Name: East Walled Garden, Geanies House

Listing Name: Geanies House Garden Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347386

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14105

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarbat

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Parish: Tarbat

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

H-plan mansion dating variously between earlier/mid 18th
century and circa 1830. Mainly 2 storeys, harled with ashlar
margins; west garden front of coursed pinned rubble with
tooled ashlar dressings. U-plan entrance front, flanked to
east by 2-storey crowstepped wing dated 1742; linked to similar
wing by centre mid/later 18th century 3-storey, 4-bay block
and circa 1825 Roman Doric colonnade; large 1st floor windows,
small in 2nd floor, piended roof. Long west facing coursed
rubble garden elevation of different builds including two
2-storey, 3-bay blocks and large projecting bowed and
crenellated drawing room and dining room extension of circa
1800, with round-headed, key-stoned 1st floor windows and
centre ground floor glazed door.
Multi-pane glazing; later glazing to colonnade; eaves and
lintel bands in centre south facing entrance block; corniced
ridge and end stacks; slate roofs, ridge finials.
Interior: swagged decorative plaster cornice, panelled chair
rail and marble fireplace in bow-fronted west facing drawing
room; further fine plaster work in stairwell and drawing room
in centre, mid-18th century portion.
Garden walls: dated 1781; high harl pointed rubble garden walls
with ashlar copes.
Gate piers: (NH884800). Earlier 19th century; square chamfered
ashlar with moulded copes surmounted by stone balls bearing
diminutive obelisk finials. Similar end piers linked by low
squared rubble quadrants with ashlar copes.

Statement of Interest

Actually south-east entrance front and south-west garden front;

for simplicity referred to as south and west.

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