Historic Scotland Data Website
Results New Search


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 6631 4446.


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.


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.


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.

© Crown copyright, Historic Scotland. All rights reserved. Mapping information derived from Ordnance Survey digital mapping products under Licence No. 100017509 2012 . Data extracted from Scottish Ministers' Statutory List on . Listing applies equally to the whole building or structure at the address set out in bold at the top of the list entry. This includes both the exterior and the interior, whether or not they are mentioned in the 'Information Supplementary to the Statutory List'. Listed building consent is required for all internal and external works affecting the character of the building. The local planning authority is responsible for determining where listed building consent will be required and can also advise on issues of extent or "curtilage" of the listing, which may cover items remote from the main subject of the listing such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. or interior fixtures. All category C(S) listings were revised to category C on 3rd September 2012. This was a non-statutory change. All enquiries relating to proposed works to a listed building or its setting should be addressed to the local planning authority in the first instance. All other enquiries should be addressed to: Listing & Designed Landscapes Team, Historic Scotland, Room G.51, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, EDINBURGH, EH9 1SH. Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8701 / 8705. Fax: +44 (0)131 668 8765. e-mail: hs.listing@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. Web: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/historicandlistedbuildings.

Results New Search

Buildings are assigned to one of three categories according to their relative importance. All listed buildings receive equal legal protection, and protection applies equally to the interior and exterior of all listed buildings regardless of category.

ACategory A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type. (Approximately 8% of the total).

BCategory B

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered. (Approximately 51% of the total).

C(S)Category C(S)

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B. (Approximately 41% of the total).