Survey Data

Reg No

32304009


Date

1860 - 1900


Townland

ROSSES UPPER


County

County Sligo


Coordinates

163064, 339783


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.