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ISLAY HOUSE (Ref:12142)

This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the Killarow And Kilmeny Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 20/07/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NR 3339 6280.


Main block, c. 1680 (window-openings enlarged later).

3 storeys. 2 wings 1737. 2 storeys and attic.

Traditional. Harled. Gabled. Slate roofs. Crow-steps.

Piended dormers. Polygonal stair-towers added to end

wings (E. one c. 1760); flat roof balustraded parapet;

band-courses; Palladian windows. Splendid Georgian

interior: winding stairs; drawing-room etc.

Offices added at S.E. and rear. 1841-5 by William

Playfair: Scottish style. Stugged ashlar. Gabled. Slate

roof. Crow-steps. Dormers. '2-storey-and-attic nursery

wing' in style of old house built in 1910 replacing part

of playfairs offices and screening the rear part. There

is a low addition at the N.W. The head game keepers



Formerly called Kilarrow House. Built for Sir Hugh Campbell of Cawdor, Nairnshire. Wings added for Daniel Campbell, 1st of Shawfield and Woodhall, Lanarkshire (who had acquired Islay 1726); Stair-towers for Daniel Campbell, his successor. Extended for Walter Frederick Campbell, 4th of Island and of Woodhall, Lanarkshire. Acquired 1853 by Charles Morrison of Basildon Park, Berks., England.


Pennant 'Tour 1772' Vol. I, p. 252. 'Islay, Queen of the Hebrides' 1881 p. 23 (ill.). 'Scottish Field' May 1960 pp.37-40 (ills.) Playfair's drawings (dated 1841-2) at Edinburgh University Library RCAHMS Vol 5 no 411

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