15 ACADEMY STREET (Ref:35117)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 15/06/1981.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NH 066 045.
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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