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15 ACADEMY STREET (Ref:35117)

This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category B building and was listed on 15/06/1981.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 6671 4538.


John Rhind, 1864; refronted and alterations, William

Mackintosh, 1872-3. Italianate, ashlar, 3 storeys and attic. Asymmetrical but balanced front to Academy Street. 4 bays

with 3rd bay slightly advanced, columned entrance, ground

floor windows chamfered and shouldered arched; at 1st

floor, windows 1 and 2 corniced, window 3 tripartite with

consoled segmental pediment, window 4 bipartite with

consoled cornice; at 2nd floor, windows 1 and 2 architraved,

window 3 round-arched tripartite, window 4 bipartite and

corniced. Advanced bay finished with French pavilion roof

and segmental pedimented wallhead dormer with balustrade and

flanked by chimney-stacks; 2 canted dormers. Canted south

east corner. Union Street front 7 bays, engaged columns with

foliated capitals at ground floor windows; at 1st floor,

windows corniced and north-east window tripartite with

consoled segmental pediment; 2nd floor windows architraved,

north-east window tripartite. 3 dormers; slated roof.

Additions and alterations, Ross and Macbeth, 1903-04.


Formerly the Royal Hotel.


INVERNESS ADVERTISER March 25 1864, July 28, 1865; INVERNESS ADVERTISER Dec 27, 1872, Feb 18, 1873; INVERNESS COURIER, Nov 17, 1903, Jan 22, 1904 and information Courtesy of The Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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