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1 TO 6 (INCLUSIVE NOS) NESS WALK AND 1 AND 3 YOUNG STREET (Ref:35327)

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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 66470 45119.

Description

Alexander Ross, 1883-4, Baronial, snecked rubble. 3 storeys

with 4-storey corner block, shopfronts at ground floor

(original at No 3 Ness Walk). Nos 1-6 Ness Walk, 4-bay front,

bipartite windows at 1st floor; at 2nd floor, 1st and 2nd

windows tripartite surmounted by gablets, gablet over 2nd

crowstepped with chimney, 3rd and 4th windows with

gableted dormerheads. Corner block, 2-bay front to Ness Walk,

3rd floor windows with gabletted dormerheads; canted corner

corbelled to square at 2nd floor with granite column at

angle; to Young Street, at 3rd floor, crowstepped gablet

with oriel window and window with gabletted dormerhead.

No 3 Young Street, 2-bay front, right 1st floor window

bipartite, 2nd floor windows with gabletted dormerheads.

Notes

A fine example of a Scots Baronial tenement by pre-eminent local architect Alexander Ross, located on a prominent corner site on the W side of the Ness Bridge. It features good quality dormer detailing and the survival of an original shopfront at No 3 Ness Walk is notable.

References

INVERNESS COURIER, June 23, 1883 (advertisement for tenders)

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