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Manse Street, Murrayfield Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Gate

A Category C Listed Building in Tain, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.8131 / 57°48'47"N

Longitude: -4.0593 / 4°3'33"W

OS Eastings: 277750

OS Northings: 882251

OS Grid: NH777822

Mapcode National: GBR J8B2.K8V

Mapcode Global: WH4DT.MW68

Entry Name: Manse Street, Murrayfield Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 27 January 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397217

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49633

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tain

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

1886 villa designed by A Maitland & Sons of Tain, one of the more ambitious and intact of its scale, date and type within this part of Tain. 2-storey, 3-bay with L-plan SW facing front, unusually decorative centre porch (timber-framed; small leaded panes), stone-slab-roofed outer ground floor bay-windows, bipartites above - that in left-hand gable cusp-headed, that to right and centre breaking eaves and with stone-gableted dormer heads. Coursed, snecked cream-coloured ashlar with dressed detailing; plate-glass sash and case windows, gabled slate roofs with stone skews and skewputts and gable end chimney stacks.

Modern conservatory recessed on right hand gable. Two full-height gables project asymmetrically from rear wall with 2- and 4-paned glazing (one upvc window) and later 1920s scullery addition.

Inside, original timber detailing (shutters, etc.) and moulded cornice plasterwork survives; also staircase with cast-iron balusters.

House is set back from roadway behind boundary wall which is topped by spear-headed railings, original gate and unusual wrought-iron overthrow above supporting lamp bracket.

Statement of Interest

Murrayfield is an intact example of a villa built by the prolific local practice Andrew Maitland & Sons. The detailing, including ball finial and stone dentilled eaves cornice, metal work, porch and interior fittings add to the character of this building.

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