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ACADEMY STREET, UNION STREET, CHURCH STREET AND QUEENSGATE, MARKET ARCADE AND NEW MARKET (Ref:35118)

This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category B building and was listed on 22/12/1976.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 066 045.

Description

Public Markets and arcade to Academy Street, Matthews and Lawrie, 1869-70. Italianate, ashlar. Front to Academy Street, single storey 3-bay front, tripartite round-headed arched Corinthian columned entrance with carved animal head keystones, channelled angle piers, bracketted cornice and balustrade surmounted by urns; outer bays, lower, each with one round-headed window, cornice and balustrade surmounted by urn. Arcade, brick, arcaded shopfronts, clerestory windows, timber roof with cast-iron principals. Front to close off Church Street: tower, snecked rubble, round-arched entrance with oculus above and pediment. Markets altered and extended, Burgh Surveyor, 1890 south-west market hall timber and glass double-pitched roof supported on cast-iron columns; central hall, square plan, timber and glass roof with cast-iron principals. Arcade to Union Street, Ross and Macbeth, 1890. Arcade to Queensgate, Duncan Cameron, 1897, segmental headed arch at each end, north part of arcade, shopfronts with polished granite pilastrade, elaborate frieze and egg-and dart cornice, cast-iron and fully glazed roof, south part of arcade pilastered shopfronts, each originally of 3 round-headed arches; timber and glass roof.

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References

INVERNESS ADVERTISER March 23, 1869, May 28, 1870; INVERNESS COURIER; March 21, 1890; Sept 5, 1890; March 26, 1897.

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