Basic Site Details

Name: Rosehaugh House
Town, district or village: Inverness (near)
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Parish: Avoch
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Cost £60,000. Demolished 1959.

First scheme for major remodelling 1893; design of tower subsequently revised with high roof. Final scheme 1899 but work begun much earlier, design constantly revised while in progress, continued until 1911, but main work completed 1903.

This fine country house has been lately completed near Inverness and forms one of the best examplars of a picturesque modern house with which we are acquainted. ..... [British Architect 10 July 1903 p21]

Illustrations in the British Architect included a full page photograph of a portion of the south front together with sketches made by the architect.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 816 August 1843 Journal referenceAlterations
Item 2 of 85 April 1872 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations to previous house on site
Item 3 of 818881893 Refurbishment and enlargement: virtually a new building
Item 4 of 818931903  
Item 5 of 81893  First scheme for major remodelling; design of tower subsequently revised with high roof
Item 6 of 81893 Design exhibited 
Item 7 of 81896 Design exhibited 
Item 8 of 818991911 Final scheme but work begun much earlier, continuing until 1911 but main work complete 1903


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6George RhindArchitect 1843 Alterations
Item 2 of 6Alexander RossArchitectA1872 Additions and alterations to previous house on site (existing house completely recased with Renaissance detail; new porch, conservatory and terraces
Item 3 of 6William FlockhartArchitectD18881893Refurbishment and enlargement: virtually a new building
Item 4 of 6William Harvey RossArchitectC18921902Refurbishment and enlargement: virtually a new building - as clerk of works for William Flockhart
Item 5 of 6William FlockhartArchitectC18931903With Stanley Davenport Adshead as resident architect and William Harvey Ross as resident clerk of works
Item 6 of 6Stanley Davenport AdsheadArchitectC18941898Acted as resident architect for Flockhart


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Fletcher, James Douglas 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 16Berryhill, Rosehaugh Estate, Farmhouse and offices 
Item 2 of 16Cronglands farmhouse, Rosehaugh estate 
Item 3 of 16Easter Suddie, Rosehaugh Estate 
Item 4 of 16Farmhouse and steading, Limekiln, Rosehaugh estate 
Item 5 of 16Five cottages, Killen, Rosehaugh Estate 
Item 6 of 16Killin Farmhouse, Rosehaugh Estate 
Item 7 of 16Lochala, Rosehaugh Estate, Farmhouse and steading 
Item 8 of 16Muirhead of Ethie, Rosehaugh Estate 
Item 9 of 16Rosehaugh Estate, Gray's CottageGray was J Douglas Fletcher's valet
Item 10 of 16Rosehaugh House, dairy 
Item 11 of 16Rosehaugh House, Power House 
Item 12 of 16Rosehaugh House, Stables 
Item 13 of 16Rosehaugh, lodge gates and railings 
Item 14 of 16Rosehaugh, the Laundry 
Item 15 of 16Rosehaugh, wine store 
Item 16 of 16Wester Strath of Auchterflow, Rosehaugh Estate, farmhouse and steading 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Academy Architecture1903 Part 1 p70
Item 2 of 7Academy Architecture1904 part 2 pp30-35
Item 3 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1893, no 1646; 1896, no 1766
Item 4 of 7Gray, A Stuart1985Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary  p87 - mentions Adshead's input and his sharing of cottage with Ross
Item 5 of 7Mills, John et al1996Rosehaugh: a house of its time  p38-39, 50-51.
Item 6 of 7Reilly, C H1931Representative British Architects of the Present Day London: Batsford Ltdp16
Item 7 of 7RSA1872   793

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect10 July 1903  p21 and photograph/sketches
Item 2 of 5Building News1 January 1904   
Item 3 of 5Dundee AdvertiserJune 1893   
Item 4 of 5Inverness Advertiser5 April 1872   
Item 5 of 5Inverness Courier16 August 1843   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Ross: F v12 p15, microfiche 114/B7