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Elsinore House, Rosses Point, County Sligo
32304009
South Elevation
Reg. No.32304009
Date1860 - 1900
Previous NameN/A
TownlandROSSES UPPER
CountyCounty Sligo
Coordinates163064, 339783
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL CULTURAL HISTORICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
 
Description
Detached multiple-bay two-storey rendered house, built c. 1880, now ruinous. Rectangular plan with forward-thrusting bays to east and west sides of front (south) elevation. Pitched slate roof, hipped to projecting bays, dormer over east window, clay ridge tiles, unpainted smooth-rendered chimneystack, half-round cast-iron gutters on purpose-made quadrant wrought-iron brackets, cast-iron downpipes. Unpainted roughcast walling, eaves corbel course. Square-headed window openings, stone sills, windows missing. Square-headed door opening, now blocked-up. Set back from and below road, overlooking slipway and Oyster Island to south.

Appraisal

Picturesquely sited overlooking the pier in Rossespoint, Elsinore contributes significantly to the scenic appeal of the village. The structure has strong associations with the Yeats Family and is believed to have been the summerhouse of WB Yeats and occupied by his cousin Henry Middleton. Elsinore also seems to have had some association with the pier and slipway on the coast to the south.
 
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