Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NR 72205 20229
172205, 620229


Early 19th century. Single storey and attic terraced cottages of L-plan arrangement, raised in later 19th century to include attic- cottages (now accessed by stair towers). Elevations to New Quay Street and Kilkerran Road substantially refurbished 1994/5. Random rubble walls, base course, droved ashlar margins at corners, margins and projecting cills at windows.

NW (NEW QUAY STREET) ELEVATION: 9 bays, irregularly spaced, with former doors blocked as windows, door with closely grouped window retained in 7th bay.

SW (KILKERRAN ROAD) ELEVATION: blank bay at outer left, 7 windows to right, 1 blocked from former door.

REAR ELEVATIONS: roughcast, rebuilt 1995, with new openings and apsidal access stair towers.

4-pane sash and case style modern timber windows. Grey Spanish slate roof, piended at corner, with concealed flashings and cast-iron gutters and downpipes. Roughcast coped 4-flue apex and ridge stacks with circular cans. Piend-roofed, slate-hung timber dormers at each bay (except blank bay), breaking eaves with projecting cills at NW elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

A photograph in the McGrory Collection shows the terrace with 12-pane timber sash and case windows. This interesting range of cottages has recently (1995) been refurbished, with some subtle changes slightly affecting its character. Photographs of 1994 show that 2 roughcast 4-flue stacks, centring each ridge, have been removed. The New Quay Street elevation has had an entrance door to the left of the 6th bay converted to a window. The roof is now covered in modern Spanish slate, with the once visible flashings at the corner and dormer roofs now concealed. It remains, however, an eye-catching group in this prominent waterfront site.



George Martin BURGH PLAN (1845) Argyll & Bute Council Archive DR4/9/133 ORDNANCE PLAN OF CAMPBELTOWN (1868) MCGRORY COLLECTION.

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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