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Inverness, 28 - 34 Bridge Street, Queen Mary's House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverness, 28 - 34 Bridge Street, Queen Mary's House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Offices Of The Highland And Island Development Board; Bridge House

Canmore ID 13366

Site Number NH64NE 16

NGR NH 6659 4520

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Inverness And Bona
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH64NE 16 6659 4520.

(NH 6659 4520) Queen Mary's House, near the foot of Bridge Steet, remains, there is every reason to believe, the actual dwelling in which the Queen took up her residence when refused permission to the Castle above in 1552. The walls of its vaults are some five feet thick, but the turnpike stair on its Bridge Street front was removed many years ago.

G Eyre-Todd 1923; C Fraser-Mackintosh 1913.

This house has been greatly altered and only the cellars testify to antiquity.

Inverness Official Guide 1957

This house of unpretentious appearance, has been extensively modernised. The walls are now harled and externally reveals no architectural features of any great age.

Visited by OS (W D J) 1 April 1960

This house has been demolished.

Visited by OS surveyor 5 April 1969.

The vaults of Queen Mary's House still exist and form part of the reception area of the Highland and Island Development Board offices in Bridge House, Bridge Street.

Information from A K Kilpatrick to RCAHMS 8 Feburary 1991.


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