Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

ROSHVEN ESTATE, THE SQUARELB43852

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
13/12/1996
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Arisaig And Moidart
NGR
NM 70947 78640
Coordinates
170947, 778640

Description

Circa 1860. Group of harled and harl pointed rubble farm buildings. BARN/GRANARY: L-plan 2-storey barn/granary. W range with rounded S gable, irregular fenestration and wallhead stack to W elevation to right and forestairto door to upper door to left of E elevation. N range with arrowslit ventilation in E gable, adjoining W range to W with loft door by re-entrant angle.

CARTSHED AND GRANARY: at right angles to NE of barn/granary beyond roofless pair of gabled farm buildings. 3 segmental-arched cart openings to E, terminated to NE corner by squat, engaged round tower with conical roof and lead finial, and with round angle to half-hipped S gable with hayloft door. Ground floor window and paired windows to granary to N gable.

STABLE(?): at right angles with cartshed granary to N, single storey and with rounded hipped gablehead, wide door to N at centre, and to W gable with small ventilator above.

BOTHY: single storey gabled cottage with doors to S, small windows to N, stack to E gablehead and ridge.

CARRIAGE/IMPLEMENT SHED: to NW of barn/granary range, near-square in plan with gabled with tall round arch to N gable, rounded corner corbelled to square by eaves. Roofless range adjoining to E.

Grey slate roofs. Cast-iron rooflights to granary. Evidence of former small-pane sash and case windows.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly the Home Farm to Roshven House (listed separately). The fineness of certain aspects of the design (notably the rounded gableheads, Baronial tower, corbelled corner) suggest the involvement of an architect, possibly such as David Bryce, known to be working at Roshven House about this date, with similarly Baronial input. However, the artistic hand of Jemima Blackburn, resident at Roshven House about this date, has also been suggested as an influence on the design.

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