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Invermoriston Home Farm

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

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Latitude: 57.2124 / 57°12'44"N

Longitude: -4.5994 / 4°35'57"W

OS Eastings: 243111

OS Northings: 816515

OS Grid: NH431165

Mapcode National: GBR H90N.HZB

Mapcode Global: WH3GB.BZ27

Plus Code: 9C9Q6C62+X7

Entry Name: Invermoriston Home Farm

Listing Name: Invermoriston, Home Farm and Former Barn to Rear.

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348526

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15021

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348526

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Urquhart And Glenmoriston

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Farmhouse Farmstead

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Circa 1755, 2-storey symmetrical 10-bay S facing range linked
by recessed single storey single bays to 2-storey, 2-bay outer
pavilions with piended roofs. Harled with polished sandstone
ashlar margins, white painted at N.
S elevation with 10 bays divided as 2 5-bay groups, the 1st
floor windows being slightly longer than ground floor. Mural
sundial (dated 1663) re-set in centre. Principal entrance in
right (E) link, matched by single window in left (W) link.
Outer pavilions with single centre ground and 1st floor windows.
N elevation; main block divided into 2 wide 3-bay units with
centre door in right (W). Further entrance in W quadrant;
outer wings with single ground floor window in outer bays
and with paired 1st floor fenestration. Some alteration to
entrances, that to W having modern wide garage door; forestair
to E gable of E pavilion. 4 and 8-pane glazing; pair diminutive
attic windows in E gable of main block; deep eaves bands and
cavetto eaves cornice; end and centre corniced ashlar stacks
with string courses; slate roofs, piended at outer pavilion
Further small square single storey, single bay rubble outer
wings, rubble with tooled ashlar margins and eaves band,
and with pyramidal slate roofs linked either side of main
range by short length of walling (former privies).
Barn; large rectangular barn closes W side of rear rectangular
court; long slit mural vents and piended loft door breaking
eaves. Mainly corrugated asbestos roofing.
Ranges of varied farm buildings to N and E close rear court.

Statement of Interest

Glenmoriston one of 3 linen factories establised by Board of

Trustees (of Forfeited Estates) in Highlands (the others at New

Kelso by Loch Carron and at Loch Broom). Establishment also

included a school to "instruct youth of the glen... industry

and principals of literature". Factory was not a commercial

success and was sold back to Invermoriston Estate in 1791,

since when it has been home farm. Factory sited at loch-side to facilitate transport of material by water.

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