18 ACADEMY STREET, ROYAL HIGHLAND HOTEL (Ref:35129)
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.
Core perhaps Joseph Mitchell, circa 1855; major alterations, Matthews and Lawrie, 1858-59. Italianate, ashlar, 3 storeys; north-west front, 7 bays with 4th and 5th slightly advanced; channelled angle strip pilasters; windows architraved and corniced at ground and 1st floors, tripartite 4th and 5th windows at ground floor; at north, 4-storey tower, round-arched and key-blocked pilastered windows; bracketted cornice and pediment, balustrade and French pavilion roof; diagonally placed Roman Doric portico (Alexander Ross 1898). South west front 3 storeys with 4-storey tower at south east; recessed centre with central tripartite bay at ground floor. To south-east screen arch to Falcon Square with bracketted cornice and balustrade. Bracketted main cornice. Quite lavish interior, notably at hall and staircase.
INVERNESS ADVERTISER, May 4, 1858; June 29, 1858 Dec 20,
1859; and information courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland
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