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Corffhouse, Lovat Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Kilmorack, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4697 / 57°28'10"N

Longitude: -4.4768 / 4°28'36"W

OS Eastings: 251555

OS Northings: 844865

OS Grid: NH515448

Mapcode National: GBR H8BZ.D3T

Mapcode Global: WH3F7.6JG0

Plus Code: 9C9QFG9F+V7

Entry Name: Corffhouse, Lovat Bridge

Listing Name: By Lovat Bridge Corf House

Listing Date: 15 June 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338897

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7102

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmorack

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Kilmorack

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Description

Dated 1742 and 1803, restored circa 1968. Single store corf
house built around square court. Modern harling over rubble
with tooled rubble dressings. Symmetrical south facing 7-bay
entrance front with centre segmental wide arched entrance
with datestone above; 3 windows to each side of entrance (to
right lighting former dwelling); multi-pane glazing. Inner
court contains range of various stores with former fish-house
in centre of north range, built against slope. 3 wide
segmental-headed brick fire places, each fitted with iron
pins to support swey, one of which is 1742 datestone. Further
similar hearth in west wall. Large stack to north.
Piended corrugated asbestos roof.

Statement of Interest

Corf House; a commercial salmon fishing building. The Lovat

salmon fishings on the River Beauly were well known for their

wealth. 1742 datestone over hearth initialled SLL for Simon

Lord Lovat. That over entrance;

S

L L

1742

H C A F L

1803

Inner court cobbled single large copper cauldron (for par-

boiling fish) survives. Former ice house at NW now gutted.

Building still used for commercial salmon fishing.

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