Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Killarow And Kilmeny
NR 33390 62809
133390, 662809


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


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.



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

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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