10 CULDUTHEL ROAD, VIEWMOUNT (Ref:35215)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 17/04/1986.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NH 666 447.
Circa 1810-20, later 19th century alterations, and modern internal subdivision into 4 flatted apartments. Single storey and attic house over raised basement, on site sloping steeply to west. Rectangular plan, longer elevations east and west, each elevation originally of symmetrical 3 bays. All pinned red rubble, with contrasting tooled sandstone dressings and margins. Splayed recessed centre entrance flanked by decorative cast-iron balustrade in north elevation with flanking hoodmoulded windows, to right now as door masked by modern later glazed porch. Symmetrical 2-storey west elevation with centre bowed bay rising full-height, set back in splayed recess; centre raised basement and raised ground floor windows. Wide chamfered angles at NW and SW corners (corresponding with octagonal rooms within). East elevation (to street); 3-bay fenestration with wider centre window, and window at left now converted to door. South return elevation; blind window and modern porch and additions masking original fenestration. Varied glazing; some original 12-pane survives; 2 later canted dormers at east and west; paired centre stacks; shallow peinded platform roof with centre conical glazed light and exaggerated deep eaves. Interior; Original plan consisted of entrance lobby opening into centre octagonal hall rising to roof and top-lit; 2 octagonal rooms SW and NW; demi-octagonal at NE and SE, now all subdivided. Rooms in SW and NW with original fielded panelled dados, doors and moulded doorpieces; decorative cornices to ceilings, and central roundel in NW drawing room. Attic floor sub-divided as series of rooms and central hall ceiled to form octagonal room in later 19th century and reached by small staircase of same date with barley-sugar twist cast-iron balusters. Centre hall lit by conical top light with guilloche moulding around base. Later 19th century simple panelled doors. Coped rubble wall divides property from street to east; pedestrian entrance flanked by painted square cast-iron gate piers (later 19th century) set in small curved quadrants. Steps flanked by early 19th century decorative cast-iron balusters.
Viewmount built by a Mr Anderson, Agent for Bank of Scotland.
House appears in painting "Inverness from Godsman's Walk"
Isabel H Anderson INVERNESS BEFORE THE RAILWAYS (1885) p.71
and REMINISCENCES OF INVERNESS (1904) pp.4-5
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