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Innes House

A Category A Listed Building in Urquhart, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6691 / 57°40'8"N

Longitude: -3.2098 / 3°12'35"W

OS Eastings: 327930

OS Northings: 865007

OS Grid: NJ279650

Mapcode National: GBR L8FG.4CY

Mapcode Global: WH6J8.NHQM

Plus Code: 9C9RMQ9R+M3

Entry Name: Innes House

Listing Name: Innes House

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348337

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14862

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Urquhart

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Parish: Urquhart

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

William Ayton, 1640-53. Large L-plan tower house, 4-storeys,
with 5-storey stairtower in re-entrant angle. Oyster coloured
harling with ashlar dressings and margins. Floors delineated
by string courses, lowered beneath windows; all windows
pedimented, the pediments (some circa 1912) bearing initials
and dates; regular fenestration; diamond-shafted chimneys at
gables; pinnacled skewputts. Tower has pierced wallhead
parapet, pinnacles at three angles and conical-roofed
caphouse at north-west angle.
3-storey canted bay window with crenellated parapet at W
elevation of towerhouse added circa 1825.
Courtyard at rear added soon after 1857 entered through re-
used (circa 1770) archway.
EAST WING: Walker & Duncan, circa 1912, in style sympathetic
to main house. 2-storey and attic wing linked to mansion by
2-storey, 2-bay passge range.
INTERIOR: vaulted ground floor; large 1st floor ballroom
(former 1st floor hall) with no original fittings. 1912
panelled doors.

Statement of Interest

Built for Sir Robert Innes of Innes. Bought by James Duff,

2nd Earl of Fife, 1767. Bought by Mr Frank Tennant, circa

1910. On 4 September 1640 payment made to "William Aitoun,

Maister Maison at Heriott his work, for drawing the form an

the house in paper $26.13.4 Scots." The executant master

mason was William Ross.

House now divided as flatted dwellings.

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