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- Category: A
- Date Added: 20/07/1971
- Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Parish: Killarow And Kilmeny
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NR 33390 62809
- Coordinates: 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,
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
RCAHMS Vol 5 no 411
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