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5 CULDUTHEL ROAD ARDKEEN TOWER (Ref:35196)

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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 066 044.

Description

1834-36, classical; additions and alterations, Alexander F

Mackenzie, 1902 and 1906. Originally L-plan with

single-storey 3 bay arms linked by recessed one-bay quadrants

to oval block at heel of the L. Oval block at heel fronted

with pedimented tetrastyle Roman Doric portico (now glazed)

and surmounted by octagonal base on which stands pilastered

and domed circular observatory tower with segmental-arched

windows. In 1902-6, a canted bay window added at the front of

each arm; east wing raised to 2 storeys: at rear, open

angle of the L-plan filled with a 2-storey block, harled with

ashlar dressings, with a slightly raised tower feature at

main entrance. Internally, oval room (now open into portico)

with original chimney piece of 1834-6.

Notes

Built as the Inverness United Charities Institution to house the Inverness Juvenile Female School, the Ladies' Female Work Society and the Inverness Infant School. Converted into a private house at end of 19th century.

References

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv, 16; (George Cameron) A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF INVERNESS (1847), 70; INVERNESS COURIER May 13, 1902; INVERNESS COURIER May 11, 1906.

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