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This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 21/05/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 6664 4521.


Alexander Laing following design by William Sibbald, 1791.

Classic square-plan, ashlar. 3-storey tower,

round-arched openings to Bridge Street ground floor,

Venetian windows with blind centre light and apron in Bridge

Street and Church Street fronts at 1st floor, round-arched

window rising into open pediment on each front, at 2nd

floor, 1st floor band course. Lower belfry stage, Doric

pilasters at angles and framing round-headed keyblocked

louvred openings, with subsidiary anta pilastrade threaded

through entablature. Clock stage, at each front clock face

beneath swag and broken pediment advances from panelled

angle piers surmounted by swagged urns. Upper belfry stage

octagonal with Ionic angle pilasters N, S, W, and E

fronts having single round-headed openings, NE, NW, SE and SW

fronts containing 2-storey blind openings, corniced at lower

storey. Octagonal base to spire with blind vents. Octagonal

spire surmounted by ball and weathercock.


A group with 4-14 Bridge Street. The design was furnished by Alexander Laing who supervised the building but the authorship of the design is credited in THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1793) to Sibbald.


STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, ix 623; Alexander Mackenzie, GUIDE to Inverness (1903), 32; Eveline Barron, OLD INVERNESS (1967)

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