Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Killarow And Kilmeny
NR 42906 69193
142906, 669193


Probably Sir John James Burnet, circa 1900. Carved stone memorial Celtic cross (shaft remains) to Gilmour family, sited at western end of track to W of Port Askaig and NW of Dunlossit House. Roll moulded arises and frame to panels on rectangular stone shaft with lower limb of cross remaining (cross patee) and stump of encircling ring. Shaft with panel of swirling Celtic carving below smaller panel depicting seated winged female with baby in her lap flanked by two outsized winged cherubs. Entwined snake carving to remnant of cross limb and guilloche to encircling band.

Statement of Special Interest

The stone is inscribed: 'Isabella Buchan Gilmour, Tottie Martin. Born 19 November 1861, died 15 March 1900', and 'Allan Gilmour of Eaglesham. Born 4 May 1820, died December 1905'. This, and the depiction of a mother with child, would suggest that it was commissioned to mark the death of Isabella Gilmour in 1900, with her father's(?) name added subsequently in 1906. Dunlossit House (see separate listing) was built in 1865, and restored after fire in 1909. Despite the sad absence of the cross-proper the carved shaft is a notable object of fine craftsmanship.



Attribution courtesy of Professor David Walker.

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