Novar House

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Novar, an estate, with a mansion, in Alness parish, Ross-shire, near the NW shore of the Cromarty Firth, and 1½ mile N of Novar station on the Highland railway, this being 6½ miles NE of Dingwall. Backed by wooded heights, the mansion is a handsome edifice, with a large collection of valuable works of art, and with charming grounds, which were much improved and adorned by-Sir Hector Munro, K.C.B., whose victory of Buxar (1764) placed Hindustan at the feet of the English. The estate belongs now to his great-grandson, R. C. Munro-Ferguson, Esq. of Raith.—Ord. Sur., sh. 93, 1881.

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