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 3340 6282.
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 home.
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,
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
RCAHMS Vol 5 no 411
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