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NESS WALK, ROYAL NORTHERN INFIRMARY AND TWEEDMOUTH MEMORIAL CHAPEL (Ref:35332)

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 066 044.

Description

John Smith, Banff, 1799-1804. Originally, centre block of 2 storeys and 5 bays with centre 3 bays slightly advanced and pedimented with giant Corinthian pilasters at 1st and 2nd floors; ashlar, channelled ground floor; slated piended and bellcast roof. Centre block originally linked by single-storey, 3-bay quadrants to 2-storey, 3-bay pyramidal-roofed pavilions. Alterations, Matthews & Lawrie, 1864-6. Quadrants raised to 3 storeys. Pavilions reconstructed and deepened with piended roofs. Addition, Ross & Macbeth, 1896-8. 2-storey porte-cochere and operating theatre block extending from centre bay of front; ashlar, rusticated ground floor; coupled Corinthian angle pilasters supporting open pediment of gable at first floor; all windows tripartite except first floor window at gable which is round-arched and keyblocked bipartite with panelled aprons. At original main block, first and second floor windows of outer bays have been altered to bipartite ground floor of south pavilion altered with modern canopy. Tweedmouth Memorial Chapel: Ross & Macbeth, 1896-8. Cruciform, lancet style, snecked rubble; linked to south gable of main Infirmary building by corridor with transverse porch. 3-bay flanks with transepts projecting from centre bays; outer windows paired lancets; triple stepped lancets at gables of transepts; triple stepped traceried lancets at south gable; rose window at north gable; angle buttresses. Internally, transepts designed for use as RC and Episcopal chapels; roof of panelled oak; furnishings of oak.

Notes

Erected by subscription. Subscription List opened 1797. An alternative design obtained in London in 1799 from (?Colin) Farquhar was rejected as being too ornate for a building which was to be occupied by the poor. The Tweedmouth Memorial Chapel was built in memory of Sir Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth by his widow. Front block of Infirmary only included in the listing.

References

T C Mackenzie THE ROYAL NORTHERN INFIRMARY, Inverness, (1946); NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv, 16; Alexander Mackenzie, GUIDE TO INVERNESS, 51; INVERNESS ADVERTISER, May 30, 1865 (advert. for tenders); INVERNESS COURIER July 7, 1896 (advertisement for tenders); INVERNESS COURIER Sept. 1, 1896; and information courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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