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Latitude: 56.7889 / 56°47'19"N
Longitude: -5.8573 / 5°51'26"W
OS Eastings: 164512
OS Northings: 773008
OS Grid: NM645730
Mapcode National: GBR CBXS.3V2
Mapcode Global: WGZCB.0M2F
Plus Code: 9C8PQ4QV+H3
Entry Name: Eilean Shona House
Listing Name: Eilean Shona House (By Acharacle)
Listing Date: 29 May 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330513
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB307
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Arisaig and Moidart
Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan
Parish: Arisaig And Moidart
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Later 19th century gabled house incorporating late 18th/early
19th century simple 2-storey, 3 bay house. Mainly harl
pointed rubble with tooled ashlar dressings; some random
rubble with harling at rear, indicating earlier house.
Interior decoration and fittings, Robert Lorimer, 1897.
SE. facing 2-storey, irregular 4-bay front, with gabled
entrance porch in off-centre re-entrant angle, with
round-headed entrance. Flanking projecting wing at left
with ground floor canted bay window; lean-to verandah at
right linked to square bay window with lean-to roof. Mainly
bipartites; 2-pan glazing end wooden finials; end and
ridge stacks; slate roofs with projecting eaves. Irregular
rear wing mainly 2-storey and attic.
Interior; much internal decoration in simple Arts and Crafts
manner by Robert Lorimer, 1897; moulded wooden white
painted chimney pieces, some with simple carved floral
motif, in dining room dated 1897 and initialled SCT. (S. C.
Drawing room; simple panelling; brass grate with marble
surround and moulded mantel piece.
Entrance lobby; panelled dado; green marble surround to small
grate. Stair case; "cut-out" floral motif to panelled
Billiard Room (1st floor) simple panelling with raised
floral design; 2 original chimney pieces.
Eilean Shona House sold by Capt. Swinburn in 1897 to Mr &
Mrs S C Thomson. Bought in 1910 by Lord Howard de Walden (of
Chirk, Flint-shire). Purchased by present owners in 1981.
Listed for interior decoration.
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