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Eilean Shona House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7891 / 56°47'20"N

Longitude: -5.8409 / 5°50'27"W

OS Eastings: 165517

OS Northings: 772981

OS Grid: NM655729

Mapcode National: GBR CBYS.5CP

Mapcode Global: WGZCB.7MW7

Plus Code: 9C8PQ5Q5+MJ

Entry Name: Eilean Shona House

Listing Name: Eilean Shona House (By Acharacle)

Listing Date: 29 May 1985

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330514

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB307

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

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.
Thomson).
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
balustrade.
Billiard Room (1st floor) simple panelling with raised
floral design; 2 original chimney pieces.

Statement of Interest

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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