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Cairngorm Hotel, Grampian Road, Aviemore

A Category C Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1884 / 57°11'18"N

Longitude: -3.8301 / 3°49'48"W

OS Eastings: 289492

OS Northings: 812325

OS Grid: NH894123

Mapcode National: GBR J9XQ.G99

Mapcode Global: WH5K5.4LF5

Plus Code: 9C9R55Q9+8X

Entry Name: Cairngorm Hotel, Grampian Road, Aviemore

Listing Name: Aviemore, Grampian Road, Cairngorm Hotel

Listing Date: 11 July 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395452

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48030

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Duthil And Rothiemurchus

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Probably later 19th century with early 20th century hotel extension. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay Highland estate style villa with tall 3-storey, 4-bay extension with 3-stage angle tower. Stugged ashlar with paler sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course and stepped dividing course. Segmental-headed doorway, some segmental-headed windows. Hoodmould; raked cills; chamfered arrises and stone mullions; timber transoms and mullions to stair window.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-storey block to left with broad gabled bay to right with door slapping at ground, bipartite window above and single window high up in gablehead; 3 symmetrical bays to left with modern porch to centre, flanking bays each with tall rectangular-plan tripartite window with glazed returns, cornice, deep blocking course and decorative cast-iron brattishing. 1st floor with single window to centre and bipartites to flanking bays all breaking eaves into dormerheads. 3-storey block to right with steps up to broad modern porch to ground left, stepped hoodmould to wide-centre tripartite in bay to right and tower (see below) to outer right. 1st floor with single window to centre flanked by bipartites and stepped course above giving way to 3 windows at 2nd floor, each breaking eaves into dormerhead.

NE TOWER: projecting angle tower with 3 windows to each stage, mutuled cornice and conical roof with decorative cast-iron weathervane.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: variety of elements to little altered elevation including lower bays to right with advanced centre gable and canted tripartite dormer window to outer right; tall jerkinhead-roofed bays with fire escape to outer left and regular fenestration to right return with mullioned stair windows in re-entrant.

N ELEVATION: largely masked by extension but retaining tall M-gable to left and gabled dormers to right.

S ELEVATION: single bay gabled elevation.

4-pane glazing pattern over plate glass lower sashes to E elevation of hotel extension, 4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns elsewhere, all in timber sash and case windows. Leaded coloured

glass to stair windows. Grey slates, fishscale pattern to tower roof; modern rooflights. Coped ashlar stacks some with polygonal cans. Overhanging eaves; gables and dormerheads with decorative bargeboarding and decorative cast-iron finials to E; plain bargeboarding elsewhere. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: some decorative plasterwork; panelled dadoes; coloured glass to timber transomed and mullioned stair windows. Part-glazed 2-leaf screen door with flanking lights and full-width fanlight with coloured glass leading to hall with mutuled cornice and cantilevered dog-leg staircase with timber balusters and ball-finialled newel posts. Bar to W with timber fireplace and compartmented ceiling.

Statement of Interest

The original building is thought to have provided offices for local forestry works, but sited immediately opposite the 1892 railway station (now 'A' listed) it was soon extended to provide hotel accommodation.

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