Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NR 52556 68293
152556, 668293


Range of early to mid 19th century farm buildings, both

domestic and agricultural.

Byre: to south west of item 2a. Mid 19th century, 2

compartments, the western probably later; each rubble-built

with coarse lime mortar joints and roughly dressed quoins.

Central entrance on north elevation, 4 windows on south, one

now reduced in size. Pitched roof, formerly thatched, now

corrugated iron.

Former Cottage and Byre: to west of item 2a. Probably early

29th century. Drystone walls built with roughly projecting

base courses and very roughly dressed quoins. 3 unequal bays,

entrance in eastern section. 1 window in each remaining bay

on south elevation. Elementary roof trusses, thatched roof.

Garage, Former Byre: to north west of item 2a. Early 19th

century. Drystone walls with very roughly dressed quoins. 2

bays with entrances in each on south elevation. Large cart

entrance now slapped in east gable end. Small ventilation

hole in west gable. Simple roof trusses, thatched roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Keils represents a surprisingly complete, if somewhat decayed

crofter township with good example of the development of

building techniques in the 19th century.

The whole makes a B group.



ABDC 'Thatched Buildings'

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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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