MHG15478 - 59 High Street, Ardersier

Summary

Part of a late C18 2-storey and attic 10-bay terraced row in the High Street, Ardersier. Listed in 1986.

Type and Period (1)

  • HOUSE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1701 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

Full Description

Part of a late C18 2-storey and attic 10-bay terraced row in the High Street, Ardersier.

The building (with Nos. 59 and 60) was added to the statutory list at Category B in 1986

Restored by the Highlands Building Preservation Trust -

RESTORATION WORK - We have agreed to purchase from the current absentee owner these two 18th century ashlar fronted town houses in the center of the Ardersier conservation area. They have lain empty for over 50 years and are now in semi derelict condition, displaying serious problems of stone decay and water penetration. The properties are both category B listed and we hope to secure funding to enable them to be restored back to residential use, for sale on the open market, on a revolving fund basis.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND - although the exteriors are relatively unassuming, the interiors display some sophistication of detailing in the decorative joinery and plaster work. It has been suggested there may be some association with Fort George, although further research is needed to explore this connection. They are certainly unusual properties for Ardersier, which even at the time of the 1st edition OS in the mid 18th century, was described as consisting largely of single storey thatched houses in only middling condition.

From HBPT Annual Report and Accounts 2000
EM 23/08/2004

See also:
NH75NE0017 58 High Street
JHooper, 12/12/2002

The building (in conjunction with Nos. 59 and 60) was re-assessed by Historic Scotland in May 2014 with a decision to retain the building on the statutory list at the same category. <1>

The statutory listing address and list description were amended in 2015. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7814 5525 (17m by 15m)
Map sheet NH75NE
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (1)

External Links (2)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.