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Longview Hotel, 122-6 High Street, Forres

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6093 / 57°36'33"N

Longitude: -3.6144 / 3°36'52"W

OS Eastings: 303635

OS Northings: 858848

OS Grid: NJ036588

Mapcode National: GBR K8FM.51G

Mapcode Global: WH5HB.G02G

Plus Code: 9C9RJ95P+P6

Entry Name: Longview Hotel, 122-6 High Street, Forres

Listing Name: 122, 124, 126 High Street, Longview Hotel

Listing Date: 30 March 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373019

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31709

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Forres

County: Moray

Town: Forres

Electoral Ward: Forres

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

John Rhind, 1881-82. Scottish Revival; ashlar frontage. 3
storeys and attic. 4 bays. Original shopfronts with slender
columns at ground floor; at upper floors, 2-storey oriels
with pierced parapets at outer bays; outer bays carried up as
crowstep gabled attic and garret storeys; at inner bays,
balconies at 1st floor, windows and cornices with scrolled
pediments above them; at attic level at inner bays steeply
pedimented dormers with oval windows; plate glass glazing.
Corbelled crenellated parapet at inner bays, the corbelling
carried across the outer bays to bear the pierced parapet
above the oriels and corbelled conical-roofed angle turrets.
Elaborate detail including heraldic beasts perched on top of
gables or outer bays and climbing up pediments of inner bays.

Statement of Interest

Front incorporates datestone of 1882 and datestone from

previous building on the site inscribed "Jacobus Roy Urbis

Forres sic praetor condidit 1730". The present building

formerly incorporated the former Forres Post Office. At rear,

re-used lintel at one upper window dated 1643 with inscription.

Former Item 94 (1983 Revised List)

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