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TITLE
Belleville House
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2126_P259
PLACENAME
Bellville House
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Alvie
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
Georg Meisenbach
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31472
KEYWORDS
houses
estates
James MacPherson
Ossian
poetry
homes
Belleville House

Belleville House was the home of James MacPherson, the translator of the Ossianic poetry. He bought the estate from Mackintosh of Borlum and retired there in the 1790s when his health began to fade due to strain of public life.

The estate was in the parish of Alvie and was close to where he had been born. MacPherson had Belleville House built on the estate to a design by Robert Adam.

Robert Adam was one of the leading architects of his time in Scotland and England. He was born in Kirkcaldy in 1728 and died in London in 1792. His work includes many of the University of Edinburgh buildings.

This image can be found in 'Glimpses of Church and Social Life in the Highlands in Olden Times', by Alexander MacPherson

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Belleville House

INVERNESS: Alvie

1800s

houses; estates; James MacPherson; Ossian; poetry; homes

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Belleville House was the home of James MacPherson, the translator of the Ossianic poetry. He bought the estate from Mackintosh of Borlum and retired there in the 1790s when his health began to fade due to strain of public life.<br /> <br /> The estate was in the parish of Alvie and was close to where he had been born. MacPherson had Belleville House built on the estate to a design by Robert Adam.<br /> <br /> Robert Adam was one of the leading architects of his time in Scotland and England. He was born in Kirkcaldy in 1728 and died in London in 1792. His work includes many of the University of Edinburgh buildings.<br /> <br /> This image can be found in 'Glimpses of Church and Social Life in the Highlands in Olden Times', by Alexander MacPherson