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Roshven House

A Category B Listed Building in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.8437 / 56°50'37"N

Longitude: -5.763 / 5°45'46"W

OS Eastings: 170608

OS Northings: 778787

OS Grid: NM706787

Mapcode National: GBR DB4M.R1K

Mapcode Global: WH0D9.F7YV

Plus Code: 9C8PR6VP+FR

Entry Name: Roshven House

Listing Name: Roshven House Roshven, Including Courtyard Buildings, Garden Walls and Sundial

Listing Date: 27 February 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330506

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB301

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Country house, occupied for over 60 years by the artist Jemima Blackburn, who, with her husband, purchased the estate in 1854 and built the present house; it, however, appears to have been built in 2 main stages, for part of the house the taller range which is in a Scots 17th century vernacular style - is plainer than the partly mullioned and transomed lower wing which also has an unusual circular stack. A tall canted bay which faces the driveway, between the above ranges, probably formed part of the previous house.

Mostly coursed or snecked rubble, ashlar dressings, slate roofs. Tall range is 3/4 storeys, crow-stepped, L-plan garden front, sash windows, mostly small-paned; screen walls on flank, one with pointed archway, sundial beyond. Driveway elevation also asymmetrical and crow-stepped, corbelled angle turret. Low range is extensive, mostly 2-storeyed, and contains service area and stables court, wings of different date, that facing garden possibly the earliest; asymmetrical, tallest part with attics, outer wing with gabled dormer heads over distinctive windows, arcaded openings to courtyard; conical-roofed turrets, one with dovecot.

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