Covenanter Hotel

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Building summary
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Name Covenanter Hotel
Address High Street (or The Square), Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names Commercial Hotel
Date 1771
OS grid ref NO252073
Latitude & longitude 56°15'11"N 3°12'27"W

The Covenanter Hotel (previously the Commercial Hotel) is an hotel in Falkland. Google Streetview shows it in October 2009 AS "Luigino's", an Italian restaurant, but it had reverted to being the Covenanters by 2016.

It takes its current name from the Covenanters, a presbyterian religious movement in the 17th century.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB31278 Date: 01/12/1971 Category: B
Address/Site Name

Covenanter Hotel (Formerly Commercial Hotel), High Street

Description

Dated 17RBEB71 2-storey 3-window snecked rubble with painted margins, raised quoins, Roman doric columned doorpiece with swagged frieze; scroll-skews, slated. Eastern extension small 2-storey baronial with crowstepped gable and turret c 1870

Statement of special interest

Cobbled area in front. Category A section of larger group (cont).

Extensions

The hotel now incorporates, as its eastern extension, the Covenanter Bar, previously a separate establsihment.

Former residents

John Angus (early 20th century)

Further references

"On the S side [of the square} squeezed by the Town House, the diminutive late C19 Baronial Covenanter Bar. ... Covenanter Hotel is dated 1771 on a gable window; on the front, Roman Doric doorpiece with a swagged frieze.[2]


"To be sold by private bargain that property in Falkland belonging to Robert Jackson, and situated near the Cross, consisting of the Commercial Inn, with a well frequented shop, and good cellar, eight stall stables, gig house, barn, hay and saw lofts, also three dwelling houses, and a stable and byre adjoining the former. Offers to be given to Mr. Charles Gulland, Town Clerk, Falkland or Robert Jackson, the proprietor, by the 15th September [1838]."[3]


"13 June 1903: Advertisement
Commercial Hotel. Falkland. John Angus, Proprietor.
FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION FOR VISITORS. PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS CATERED FOR.
The above Hotel is provided with every convenience, including a Large Hall adjoining Hotel, specially Erected for Excursion Parties; also, Four Bedrooms, Parlour, and Kitchen, with W.C."[4]


The Covenanter Hotel featured in the Outlander television series as "Mrs Baird’s guesthouse", Inverness.[5]

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