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The Square Grant Arms Hotel

A Category C Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3318 / 57°19'54"N

Longitude: -3.6063 / 3°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 303390

OS Northings: 827943

OS Grid: NJ033279

Mapcode National: GBR K9GB.NS1

Mapcode Global: WH5JH.KZX8

Entry Name: The Square Grant Arms Hotel

Listing Date: 20 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378290

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34074

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Grantown On Spey

County: Highland

Town: Grantown On Spey

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

1875, with substantial additions 1879-90, incorporating earlier building. Large 2- and 3-storey hotel with Scottish Baronial detailing; 12 bays to The Square and further 3 wide bays to S return gable. Tooled rubble with tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Former centre entrance (to 7-bay 1875 range) now as window; late 19th century centre

entrance with wide shallow headed doorpiece with centre coat of arms. 2nd floor oriel in crowstepped gable; angle bartizans with bellcast conical fishscale slate roofs; gabled dormers break wallhead. Varied glazing; coped end and ridge stacks; slate roofs.

Interior; little of interest survives.

Statement of Interest

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed the night of 4th Sept. 1860 incognito at Grant Arms. Coming of railway in 1863 greatly increased number of visitors to Grantown and area.

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