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Fountain, Newton Hotel, Inverness Road, Nairn

A Category B Listed Building in Nairn, Highland

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Latitude: 57.584 / 57°35'2"N

Longitude: -3.8841 / 3°53'2"W

OS Eastings: 287447

OS Northings: 856444

OS Grid: NH874564

Mapcode National: GBR J8SP.1K7

Mapcode Global: WH4G2.9MNX

Plus Code: 9C9RH4M8+H9

Entry Name: Fountain, Newton Hotel, Inverness Road, Nairn

Listing Name: Inverness Road, Newton Hotel and Fountain

Listing Date: 12 March 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383810

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38443

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200383810

Location: Nairn

County: Highland

Town: Nairn

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

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Original house, now south block, circa 1800. Additions and
alterations, Alexander Ross, 1874 and 1877. Further
additions, Ross and Macbeth, 1896. Now forming very extensive
range in Scottish Baronial style. South front: originally 2
storeys over raised basement, 3 bays with centre door
approached by flight of steps oversailing raised basement and
wide flanking canted single storey and basement bays, all
crenellated; balustraded porch supported by 2 Roman Doric
columns with 2 heraldic beasts at angles. 1896, canted bays
raised by 2 storeys to form angle towers, centre raised 1
storey, original corbelled crenellation re-used. To east
single storey over basement 1 bay wing; west elevation,
single storey over basement 3 irregular bay wing with centre
5 light canted window flanked by lancets. Entire north facade
added in Scots Baronial style, 3 storey and attic in 2
builds, of which wide western bay is the later portion.
Corbelled and crenellated 2 stage tower with gargoyles;
depressed arched entrance at base; corbelled angle turrets
with conical bellcast roofs and finials; irregular
3 1st floor windows with gabled heads, additional wide
crowstepped gable at east; wide western bay with crenellated
ground floor window. All in coursed stugged rubble with
ashlar dressings.
Slate roofs. Rubble screen walls to east and west with stone
copes and ball finials. Modern single storey glazed extension
to west. Fountain in garden; plinth with decorative cap
supporting 2 basins and crowning cherub.

Statement of Interest

Photograph dated 1890 in N.M.R.S. shows south elevation

before it was raised to four storeys.

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