MHG3855 - Dunbar's Hospital, 86 Church Street, Inverness


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  • HOSPITAL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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JHooper, 4/2/2002
NH64NE 14 6653 4550.

(NH 66534550) Dunbar's Hospital in Church Street was bequeathed to the town as a hospital in 1668. It was used as a Grammar School till the opening of the Royal Academy in 1792. It was built with stones from Cromwells' Fort.
T Wallace 1917.

An armorial panel on the building contains Provost Dunbar's coat of arms and the date '1676' The date inscribed above two of the upper windows is 1668.
C Fraser-Mackintosh 1913.

Dunbar's Hospital is in good condition and in use as dwellings and a hall. The armorial panel above the door is a replica of the original which is now in the Museum, Inverness.
Visited by OS (W D J) 1 April 1960.

Built 1668.
Architect: W L Carruthers c.1900 - alterations

"Scottish Country Life" June 1928 photograph

Inv/Culloden & Ardersier Local Plan, April 1994: P106/5.7.6. Listed Buildings. POLICY - 2.5.13 will apply.
J Aitken : 23/05/01.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6652 4549 (25m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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