Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NR 7291 1949
172910, 619490


Circa 1825. Single storey and attic, 3-bay cottage with 2-storey battered square former lighthouse tower to rear. Painted cement-rendered and lined front with droved ashlar margins, roughcast side and rear elevations. Band course at eaves, raised margins to openings and projecting cills at windows of entrance front.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey additions flanking tower, 2-bay addition to left, with window at bay to left, lean-to entrance porch with small pointed-arch window at bay to right. Shallow projection centring tower to 1st floor cill height, narrow window at ground floor, eaves course and decorative cresting.

Timber sash and case windows, modern 4-pane at front, plate glass to rear. Grey slate roof, modern timber box dormers with plate glass casements at rear pitch, pyramidal bellcast roof with finial at tower. Roughcast coped apex stacks at gables, additional stack corbelled out from centre of NW elevation of tower, all with decorative octagonal cans.

OUTBUILDINGS: single storey, 2 and 3-bay outbuildings adjoining each other, set at angle to rear of cottage. Roughcast walls, 3-bay building with projecting porch at centre and corrugated-iron roof. Roughcast, coped stacks with octagonal cans to both buildings.

CASTLE: fragment surviving in rebuilt random rubble garden wall.

Statement of Special Interest

The remains are those of Kilkerran Castle, built in 1498 by James IV as part of his policy of controlling the MacDonalds of Kintyre.



SCOTTISH BOUNDARIES REPORT (1832) Argyll & Bute Council Archive DR4/9/120 Norman S Newton CAMPBELTOWN?S CHURCHES (1991) p5.

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.

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