Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Kilbrandon And Kilchattan
NM 78581 16445
178581, 716445


SOUTH BLOCK: 18th cent. Georgian. 2 storeys. Harled. Piended

slated roof. Band courses. Gibbsian windows. Two wings

projecting from front; 2-storey pedimented portico (with

stair) between. Inset (dated 1671) from earlier house.

Interior: 1st storey vaulted. Good rooms in 2nd.

NORTH BLOCK: 19th cent. Scots Baronial. 2 storeys and garret.

Rubble. Gabled. Slated roof. Curvilinear gablets. Pedimented

dormers. Oriel and bay windows. Octagonal tower (ashlar).

Linked to south block with pend dated 1879. Repairs to south

block dated 1924.

Statement of Special Interest

Ardmaddy was purchased by Earl of Breadalbane 1692. Occupied

in mid 18th cent. by Colin Campbell of Carwhin (Perthshire)

d. 1772. Heir presumptive to Earldom of Breadalbane. Summer

residence of Breadalbanes until 1933 when it was sold.

Prison for Jacobites 1745-46-47.





H. Shedden 'Story of Lorn' p.78

RCAHMS Vol 2 No 310 (ill)

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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