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Latitude: 56.4238 / 56°25'25"N
Longitude: -4.4379 / 4°26'16"W
OS Eastings: 249730
OS Northings: 728396
OS Grid: NN497283
Mapcode National: GBR HCDQ.ZXC
Mapcode Global: WH3L8.SSWT
Entry Name: To the West of Auchlyne, Bowachter
Listing Date: 4 May 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398308
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50333
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
Situated on a track in the landscape between Innishewan and Auchlyne (see separate listing) Bowachter is a traditional crofter's cottage which survives remarkably intact. While it is difficult to date this type of building, it appears on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map and was probably constructed in the early 19th century. Single storey and 3-bay it has a central timber boarded door and flanking simple timber windows with plate glass on its principal elevation which faces South. The limewashed rubble walls are battered and the once-thatched pitched roof has been replaced with corrugated iron. There are ridge stacks to either gable. Despite the loss of its roof, Bowachter is a good example of vernacular architecture and is unusual in that it remains externally largely as it was built, there are no extensions or additions. The rear (North elevation) and gables are blank. Bowachter is arguably one of the best-preserved examples of a crofter's cottage within the National Park in Killin parish.
2 rooms. Lined with timber boarding. Possibly original fireplace in room to left. Gas lighting.
Part of the Auchlyne Estate.
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