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'Barracks' And Servant's Tunnel, Invermoriston House

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

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Latitude: 57.2116 / 57°12'41"N

Longitude: -4.6074 / 4°36'26"W

OS Eastings: 242622

OS Northings: 816437

OS Grid: NH426164

Mapcode National: GBR H90N.L8S

Mapcode Global: WH3GB.6Z8X

Plus Code: 9C9Q696V+J2

Entry Name: 'Barracks' And Servant's Tunnel, Invermoriston House

Listing Name: Invermoriston, "Barracks" and Servants' Tunnel to Former Mansion

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348521

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15017

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348521

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Urquhart And Glenmoriston

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Circa 1810, single storey, 4-bay building over basement.

Coursed bullfaced rubble, with contrasting polished sandstone

ashlar margins and dressings; random rubble to basement

frontage, also with ashlar dressings. Symmetrical N and S

elevations with slightly advanced centre 2 bays and blind

fenestration to rear. Basement area to S fronts sunken court

and former entrances to rear basement service area of earlier Invermoriston House. Ground floor and basement defined by

polished ashlar band course. Entrances in E and W gables of

ground floor, masked by later timber porches. Also in basement;

all ground floor windows with ashlar margins and rusticated

long and short detailing 12-pane glazing.

Ashlar quoins to all angles; paired corniced ridge stacks;

shallow piended slate roof with projecting eaves.

Sunken forecourt reached at E by flight of steps closed by

cast-iron pedestrian gate with spearhead detailing; matching

railing as guard-rails to sunken court and as balustrade to

bridge over servants' tunnel. Servants' tunnel with tooled

ashlar arch ring leads from basement area to lane at W,

passing under driveway.

Statement of Interest

"Barrack" are servants' quarters, and this building still so

named. Forecourt much overgrown and tunnel now blocked with

refuse. Both buildings are unusual survivals. Invermoriston

"the seat of Major Grant" by 1798. Large house of various

builds now demolished. Present house dates from 1956,

incorporating datestone of 1751 with Grant crest.

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