Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
South Knapdale
NR 70799 64131
170799, 664131


Rebuilding dated 1844; David Bryce, Architect. Extensions dated 1873; Kinnear, Edinburgh. Scots Baronial. Main block: L-plan 2 storeys, attic and basement. Rubble in courses; gabled slate roofs. Crow-steps; mock angle-turrets with conical stone roofs; tower in re-entrant angle with conical slate roof. Moulded round-headed entrance with one stone with

initials "A.C". and date "1497", and another with initial "J.C." and date "1884." Extensions at rear with gabled dormers; bay window; panel with date "1873".

INTERIOR: good marble fireplaces and plasterwork.

Statement of Special Interest

Domestic. Sect by Campbells of Kilberry. Incorporates foundations and some of the walls of the original castle which was accidentally burnt down in 1772 and patched up afterwards. Nearby is the site of St Bar's Chapel and burial ground of which nothing remains except a broken cross of Latin type and a few carved slabs, which are preserved in a small modern shed.



Groome's Gazetteer.

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.

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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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