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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 373019
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31709
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Forres
Traditional County: Morayshire
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.
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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