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Castle Street, the Castle and Roderick Maclennan Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Dingwall, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5979 / 57°35'52"N

Longitude: -4.4226 / 4°25'21"W

OS Eastings: 255310

OS Northings: 859020

OS Grid: NH553590

Mapcode National: GBR H8GM.T2J

Mapcode Global: WH3DP.1986

Entry Name: Castle Street, the Castle and Roderick Maclennan Monument

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 360458

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24499

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dingwall

County: Highland

Town: Dingwall

Electoral Ward: Dingwall and Seaforth

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

House; dated 1821. Square castellated house of 2 storeys
over raised basement, 3 wide bays. Rubble, tooled ashlar
dressings. Slightly advanced centre bay, advanced centre porch
with angle pilasters linked by low cast-iron balustrade and
round-headed entrance with recessed panelled door; round-headed
window in centre 1st floor with multi-pane glazing; 12-pane
glazing elsewhere (some blind windows) 2 windows each floor
and wide chimney breast on return elevations; coped angle
pilasters at each corner, which together with coped end
stacks rise above wallhead incorporated with wallhead
crenellation. Piended platform slate roof. Interior;
original staircase and chimney pieces, door pieces and plaster
ceiling cornices.
Monument by Hinchliffe, Hampstead Road London. Square marble
plinth on 2-stepped square platform; cusped panels to each
face, with inscription dedicated to Roderick MacLennan and
carving of Brig "Dart" such 1805. Coped rubble garden wall.

Statement of Interest

Datestone on inner face arch over the porch. I Smar<> print of

18<> shows centre rear crenellated tower rising above roof line,

at Foulis Castle, though smaller. Understood to have been

removed after fire damage. House appears on Wood's 1821 map

of Dingwall as belonging to Cpt MacLennan John Hinchliffe

the younger one of a family of London monumental sculptors.

Ruins of old Dingwall Castle, a small group of ivy covered

fragments stand within garden.

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