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Moy Hall Estate Forestry Cottages and Stables

A Category B Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3917 / 57°23'30"N

Longitude: -4.0485 / 4°2'54"W

OS Eastings: 276973

OS Northings: 835327

OS Grid: NH769353

Mapcode National: GBR J9C5.XZ4

Mapcode Global: WH4GY.SGBT

Entry Name: Moy Hall Estate Forestry Cottages and Stables

Listing Date: 18 November 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353529

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19220

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Moy and Dalarossie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Parish: Moy And Dalarossie

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Circa 1860-70. U-plan cottages and stable block enclosing courtyard on 3 sides, open to S (except for low coped enclosing wall). Asymmetrical elevations. Baronial, with crowstepped gables, circular turret with conical slated cap in NW outer angle, corbelled angles, and variety of gabled and pedimented dormer heads; snecked rubble with polished ashlar dressings. Timber sash and case glazing with single plate-glass, 4-pane and 8-pane glazing patterns. Coped or crowstepped gables with beaked skewputts. Coped ridge and end stacks.

W RANGE: single-storey formerly cart-shed/stabling, altered to domestic use. 4 segmental cart-arch openings infilled and glazed on courtyard elevation, and rectangular entrance to right blocked; tall square stack addition at wallhead over right-hand cart-arch. Asymmetrical openings on outer (W) elevations: bipartite, left, single window, door, 2 single windows (all original openings); 2 velux rooflights in slope of roof above. Outer NW and SW angles corbelled to square 2 courses below wallhead. 2-storey circular stair tuttet (with masonry turnpike stair within), with asymmetrical, glazed arrow-slot openings and small glazed cusped (trefoil) window at ground, and fish-scale slated swept conical cap at outer angle joining W and N ranges; elaborate weather-vane at apex. N RANGE: 3-bay, single-storey and attic domestic range to left (W), single-storey stabling range continuing around corner to E range linked to right (E); openings altered. Large horseshoe shaped cavetto-moulded pend arch at centre, infilled and glazed with bipartite on courtyard elevation, heraldic device (as at steading), with flanking round-arched lights over in steep-pitched gable-head. Other openings altered also, circa late 19th century (relatively soon after completion). NW re-entrant (courtyard) angle with angle entance.

REAR (N) ELEVATION: single-storey to left, single-storey and attic to right, larger openings at ground to right altered as smaller bipartites, steep-pitched dormer gablehead (left) with small bipartite, attic dormer with bipartite and steep-pitched pediment dormer-head to right. Angles corbelled to square. E gable end with off-centre bopartite and glazed roundel in apex.

E RANGE: courtyard elevation with door and window, left, segmental-arched pedestrian pend off-centre; 3 blocked segmental arched cart-bays to outer bays. S gable-end with large garage slapping, original loft opening over; 3 small cast-iron rooflights in slope of roof to E; tall stack addition right of pend over wallhead on E elevation. Stepped coped wing walls at S gables linking E and W ranges to S enclosing wall.

Statement of Interest

Cottages and farmbuildings formerly used by foresters working on Moy Hall Estate. A small rubble-built chamber built into a grassy bank to the W nearby, with centre timber boarded door and slab roof, may have been in icehouse.

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