PERTH ROAD, CAMERON BARRACKS (Ref:35340)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 21/05/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NH 067 045.
Royal Engineers' Office (Edinburgh) 1876-84. Baronial,
bull-faced coursed rubble. 4 2-storey blocks enclosing 3
sides of parade ground. East block 18 bays with 2 bays at
each end and 4 centre bays advanced and crowstep-gable (twin
gables at centre). North-east block 16 bays with 2 bays at
each end advanced with crowstepped gables; 2 centre bays
surmounted by asymmetrical clock-tower. North-west and
west blocks each 19 bays with at centre twin conical-roofed
drum towers linked by balcony above round-arched entrance at
ground floor; forcefully machicolated above second floor;
at outer ranges, alternate 1st floor windows have
crowstep-gabled dormerheads, asymmetrically placed
battered chimneystacks rising from ground at front; small
circular conical-roofed towers at angles. At north-east
corner, square-plan entrance tower of main gateway.
INVERNESS COURIER Nov 9, 1876, and Nov 30, 1876; Alexander
Mackenzie GUIDE TO INVERNESS (1903); ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF
SCOTLAND, ed. Francis H Groome; and information courtesy of
Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.
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