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Glenspey, Grampian Road, Aviemore

A Category C Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1962 / 57°11'46"N

Longitude: -3.8295 / 3°49'46"W

OS Eastings: 289549

OS Northings: 813193

OS Grid: NH895131

Mapcode National: GBR J9XP.VZ2

Mapcode Global: WH5K5.4DP5

Plus Code: 9C9R55WC+F5

Entry Name: Glenspey, Grampian Road, Aviemore

Listing Name: Aviemore, Grampian Road, Glenspey Including Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 11 July 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395453

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48031

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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Late 19th to early 20th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay villa in typical Highland estate style with gabled dormerheads. Squared rubble granite with some Aberdeen bond, random rubble and contrasting sandstone dressings. Segmental-headed dormers; raked cills; stop-chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Full-width slated verandah-type porch incorporating outer bays with decorative bargeboarding and brattishing,

broad opening to centre with 2-leaf panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight, single gabled dormer breaking eaves above; rectangular-plan wide-centre tripartites with glazed returns to outer bays below bipartite dormers as above.

N AND W ELEVATION: gabled elevations with window to centre at each floor.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows, double glazing to dormer windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with polygonal cans. Overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding and decorative bargeboarding with pendant finials to dormers. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low saddleback-coped boundary walls with pyramidally-coped square-section ashlar gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

One of only a few remaining unaltered villas in the centre of Aviemore, probably built soon after the opening of Aviemore Railway Station in 1892. Similar examples are Laurel Bank and Shelter Stone, both listed separately.

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