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ISLAY HOUSELB12142

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

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

Location

  • Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Parish: Killarow And Kilmeny

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NR 33390 62809
  • Coordinates: 133390, 662809

Description

Main block, c. 1680 (window-openings enlarged later).

3 storeys. 2 wings 1737. 2 storeys and attic.

Traditional. Harled. Gabled. Slate roofs. Crow-steps.

Piended dormers. Polygonal stair-towers added to end

wings (E. one c. 1760); flat roof balustraded parapet;

band-courses; Palladian windows. Splendid Georgian

interior: winding stairs; drawing-room etc.

Offices added at S.E. and rear. 1841-5 by William

Playfair: Scottish style. Stugged ashlar. Gabled. Slate

roof. Crow-steps. Dormers. '2-storey-and-attic nursery

wing' in style of old house built in 1910 replacing part

of playfairs offices and screening the rear part. There

is a low addition at the N.W. The head game keepers

home.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly called Kilarrow House. Built for Sir Hugh

Campbell of Cawdor, Nairnshire. Wings added for Daniel

Campbell, 1st of Shawfield and Woodhall, Lanarkshire

(who had acquired Islay 1726); Stair-towers for Daniel

Campbell, his successor. Extended for Walter Frederick

Campbell, 4th of Island and of Woodhall, Lanarkshire.

Acquired 1853 by Charles Morrison of Basildon Park,

Berks., England.

References

Bibliography

Pennant 'Tour 1772' Vol. I, p. 252.

'Islay, Queen of the Hebrides' 1881 p. 23 (ill.).

'Scottish Field' May 1960 pp.37-40 (ills.)

Playfair's drawings (dated 1841-2) at Edinburgh

University Library

RCAHMS Vol 5 no 411

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