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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 20/07/1971


  • Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Parish: Kilmartin

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NR 79363 95576
  • Coordinates: 179363, 695576


c.1600, incorporating some walls of 13th century Castle.

Traditional. L-plan. 2 storey and attics.

Rubble; gabled slate roofs; dormers Crow-steps. Turnpike

stair in re-entrant angles; with entrance.

Interior modernised: vaulted ground floor. High curtain wall:

13th century; crenellated; coat of arms dated '1851' above


Statement of Special Interest

Seat of Malcolms of Poltalloch. Acquired from Campbells of

Duntroon and of Oib (in N. Knapdale) 1792. Renovated, <>

interior re-decorated 1954.




Groome's Gazetteer Argyll C.C. 'List of Anciet Monuments'.

C. & D. Arch. Vol. III, pp. 85-7 (plan; ills.)

"Genealogist" 27, 28, 29 (ill.)

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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