Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

50 and 52 Main Street and 2 Cross Street, CampbeltownLB22917

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NR 71933 20377
171933, 620377


A later 18th century, three-storey and attic, four-bay, L-plan, near-symmetrical tenement with shops at ground floor level, with a two-bay, three-storey and attic wing projecting from the northwest elevation. The building has roughcast walls with painted ashlar dressings. Intermittent base course, lintel course and cornice at eaves, raised ashlar margins at first and second floor windows. Rusticated ashlar quoins at the corner with Main Street and Cross Street.

The southeast (Main Street) elevation has two shop units at ground floor level. The left-hand unit has an entrance door flanked by plate glass windows, and the right-hand unit has an entrance door with a plate glass window to the right. Both shopfronts have bracketed and corniced fascias above. There are regular window openings at the first and second floor.

The southwest (Cross Street) elevation has a two-bay shopfront section to left with bracketed fascia above. There is a segmental-arched pend entrance in right-hand bay with raised margins. The gable of the Main Street elevation is to the right with one shop window at ground floor.

The building has replacement timber sash and case windows at ground and first floor levels with predominantly four-pane glazing patterns. There is a timber latticed door with radial open fanlight above pend entrance, and two-leaf timber doors to shopfronts on Main Street elevation.

The roof is slated with replacement tiles, gutters and downpipes. The replacement dormers have flat roofs. The coped, apex chimneystack has circular cans and that at the northeast party wall is roughcast with red circular cans.

Statement of Special Interest

A tenement very prominently sited across the street from the Town Hall, on a corner of Campbeltown's principal street (Main Street).

The building was refurbished in 2016 by the Campbeltown Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), following a period of disuse. The building now has two commercial units on the ground floor and residential flats above.

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2021. Previously listed as '50-52 (Even Nos) Main Street and Cross Street'.



Canmore: CANMORE IDs 98853, 250783 and 143949


Douglas, W (1760) Burgh plan of Campbeltoun [sic].

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1866, published 1898) Argyllshire and Buteshire CCLVII.12 (Combined). 25 inches to the mile. 1st Edition. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (revised 1898, published 1899) Argyllshire CCLVII.12 (Campbeltown). 25 inches to the mile. 2nd Edition. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Online sources

Argyll and Bute Council. 50-52 Main Street regeneration, available at

Mackinnon (1886) View of Campbeltown Main Street, available at

Printed sources

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (1971) Argyll: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments. Volume 1, Kintyre. Edinburgh, p.185.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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