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28-34 (EVEN NOS ONLY) ACADEMY STREET (Ref:35127)

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

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

Description

Matthews & Lawrie, 1873-75. Italianate, Elgin freestone ashlar. 3 storeys, 9-bay front to Academy Street with centre 3 bays slightly recessed; at ground floor 3 shopfronts each tripartite, pilastered with shallow segmental architraves to heads of lights; outer windows at wings have balustered aprons and consoled cornices, cornices of centre windows of wings having triangular pediments and acroteria; 2nd floor windows at wings architraved; centre of front 1 storey in height of 2 at 1st and 2nd floor levels, 3 round-headed Corinthian columned and pilastered windows, their arched heads filled with richly cut shellwork (by Goodwillie, Elgin) and, above, incised work; Corinthian angle pilasters. To Station Square, near symmetrical front with advanced centre with Corinthian angle pilasters and pediment; Roman Doric columned portico with pediment and carved tympanum framing pilastered, architraved and keyblocked shallow segmental arched doorpiece at ground floor; tripartite Roman Doric columned and pilastered window with segmental pediment at 1st floor; 2 architraved windows at 2nd floor. West wing 3 bays, east wing 2 bays of shallow segmental arched windows with console keystones and architraves in pilastrade at ground; windows with balustered aprons and consoled cornices, centre window of west wing having segmental pediment, at 1st floor; architraved windows at 2nd floor. Bracketted cornice. Some lavish interior work.

Notes

Built as offices of the Highland Railway Company.

References

INVERNESS ADVERTISER, May 6 1873; and information courtesy of The Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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