Basic Site Details

Name: Caledonian Hotel
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Completely rebuilt in 1965-67 - see 'Buildings of Scotland' (Highland and Islands).

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hotel  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 513 October 1881 Journal referenceAlterations and additions
Item 2 of 527 December 1884 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 3 of 51936  Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 52 October 1964 * Destruction/demolitionDean of Guild Court grant permission for demolition - building to be replaced with 300,000 eight-storey hotel of 250 bedrooms (demolition to begin Feb 1965)
Item 5 of 519651967Build/constructionComplete rebuilding

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10Alexander RossArchitectA1881 Additions and alterations
Item 2 of 10Alexander RossArchitectB1884 Additions
Item 3 of 10Alexander RossArchitectDAfter 1887Before 1906Reconstruction
Item 4 of 10Robert John MacbethArchitectDAfter 1887Before 1906Reconstruction
Item 5 of 10Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceDAfter 1887Before 1906Reconstruction
Item 6 of 10David John ChisholmArchitectC1936 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 10Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonArchitectural practiceC1936 Alterations and additions
Item 8 of 10George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectC1936 Alterations and additions
Item 9 of 10William James Walker ToddArchitectC1936 Alterations and additions
Item 10 of 10Leach Rhodes & WalkerArchitectural practiceD19651967Complete rebuilding


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp201
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder2 October 1964  p742
Item 2 of 3Inverness Courier13 October 1881   
Item 3 of 3Inverness Courier27 December 1884   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/94
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert John Macbeth: F v17 no 1115