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Gazebo And Terraces, Ardross Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Cromarty Firth, Highland

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Latitude: 57.7348 / 57°44'5"N

Longitude: -4.3334 / 4°20'0"W

OS Eastings: 261168

OS Northings: 874069

OS Grid: NH611740

Mapcode National: GBR H8N8.ZQ2

Mapcode Global: WH3CY.DVQ8

Plus Code: 9C9QPMM8+WJ

Entry Name: Gazebo And Terraces, Ardross Castle

Listing Name: Ardross Castle, Terraces and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348541

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15031

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348541

Location: Rosskeen

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth

Parish: Rosskeen

Tagged with: Gazebo

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Alexander Ross, 1880-81, incorporating earlier house. Large

Scottish Baronial mansion; mainly 2 storeys and attic, with

5-storey tower at east with entrance at base; gabled and

turretted building, all sugged ashlar with finely tooled and

polished ashlar dressings. Imposing east approach, 5-storey

tower with angle bartizans and cap-house, 1st floor oriel and

entrance in base masked by large crenellated porte cochere.

Varied gable frontage to left with slender drum towers flanking

gable with 2-storey canted bay window; further drum stair

tower with square corbelled cap-house. Further gabled wing

with oriel window much decorated with cable moulding. Varied

and gabled south front with canted bay window rising 2 storeys

with richly carved cresting; long circular and square angle

bartizans; projecting gabled and finialled porch with

round-headed entrance. Rear service court entered through

round-headed Crenellated archway. Mullioned windows; mainly

2-pane glazing; corbelled detailing; decorative gablets to

dormer windows; crow-stepped gables; corniced end and ridge

stacks; slate roofs. Terraces; terraces to south and east with decorative stone balustrades; castellated gazebo at SE angle.

Formal garden (Edward Whyte, 1909-10) at east, approached by

further decorative stone balustrades and pair urns on end


Gate piers; (map ref.NH617743); 2 pairs octagonal gate piers;

tooled ashlar; moulded copes; inner pair flanking carriage gates

support pair heraldic beasts; outer piers with shallow pyramidal

caps; matching carriage and pedestrian cast-iron spearhead

gates; low flanking coped rubble quadrants with crenellated

terminal piers and spearhead railings.

Statement of Interest

By 1838 Ardross Castle belonged to Duke of Sutherland; sold to

Sir A Matheson, 1846. Purchased by Mr Dyson Perrins in later

19th century. Alterations and additions of nearly 30 rooms in

1880 cost nearly $7,000.

Up-graded B to A October 1990.

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