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Laundry Building, Seaview Terrace, Fort William

A Category C Listed Building in Fort William, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.815 / 56°48'53"N

Longitude: -5.1147 / 5°6'52"W

OS Eastings: 209983

OS Northings: 773599

OS Grid: NN099735

Mapcode National: GBR FBRQ.1YQ

Mapcode Global: WH1FR.DYPY

Plus Code: 9C8PRV7P+X4

Entry Name: Laundry Building, Seaview Terrace, Fort William

Listing Name: 1-12 Inclusive Nos Seaview Terrace and Laundry Building

Listing Date: 1 October 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373127

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31795

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fort William

County: Highland

Town: Fort William

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Late 19th century. Polychrome brick terrace comprising 3 2-storey and attic blocks, 4 flats to each block (12 units in total); probably built as railway workers' housing; related laundry building detached to NE. TERRACE: 3 blocks stepped to slope; red brick with contrasting lighter-coloured brick base course, band course between ground and 1st floors, 1st floor cill and lintel bands and eaves course. Band course between ground and 1st floors breaks into segmental relieving arch over ground floor bipartite windows, with moulded ashlar consoles projecting at centres. Projecting gabletted and finialled entrance porches to right on street (NW) elevations; canopied entrances to left on rear (SE) elevations with elaborately cast iron brackets. Single and bipartite windows with steep-sloping cills and plate glass glazing, upper sash shorter. Pitched slated roof with some original cant-fronted dormer windows with sash and case glazing; central axial stacks.

LAUNDRY BLOCK: single-storey; centralised square plan containing 4 units each with flue which combine at centre in diagonally set brick stack with 4 chimney cans. 2 bipartites on NW and SE elevations; 2 doors on SW and NE elevations. Similar polychrome brick banding. Slate roof; stack set above louvred apex vent.

Statement of Interest

Probably built in connection with the West Highland Railway, the Helensburgh to Fort Willaim line opening in 1894. Category C(S) due to alterations (modern dormer windows and loss of some mullions).

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