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TITLE
Balmacaan House
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_JANBELL_006
PLACENAME
Glenurquhart
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22719
KEYWORDS
architecture
Victorian
Bradley Martin
Seafield
Balmacaan House

Balmacaan House had existed since the 16th Century. The photograph depicts the house after it had been redeveloped in the 1850s when it incorporated many features typical of Victorian architecture, such as the portico and Hellenic columns. Before this time it was a far smaller thatched house.

Balmacaan House was probably under the tenancy of Bradley Martin at the time in which this photograph was taken. Mr Martin was an American industrialist whose wealth and social connections brought a lot of attention to the area. He also played an important role in the community of neighbouring Glenurquhart.

During World War II this building was used to host evacuees from urban areas. Unfortunately, by the early 1970s the building fell into such a bad state of disrepair that it had to be demolished. Some even say that they saw ghosts when the remains of the building were demolished.

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Balmacaan House

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

architecture; Victorian; Bradley Martin; Seafield

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

Balmacaan House had existed since the 16th Century. The photograph depicts the house after it had been redeveloped in the 1850s when it incorporated many features typical of Victorian architecture, such as the portico and Hellenic columns. Before this time it was a far smaller thatched house. <br /> <br /> Balmacaan House was probably under the tenancy of Bradley Martin at the time in which this photograph was taken. Mr Martin was an American industrialist whose wealth and social connections brought a lot of attention to the area. He also played an important role in the community of neighbouring Glenurquhart. <br /> <br /> During World War II this building was used to host evacuees from urban areas. Unfortunately, by the early 1970s the building fell into such a bad state of disrepair that it had to be demolished. Some even say that they saw ghosts when the remains of the building were demolished.