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MILTON HOUSE (DISTRICT COUNCIL OFFICES) (Ref:26451)

This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the Dunoon Burgh. It is a category B building and was listed on 21/03/1990.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 1733 7667.

Description

Style of David Hamilton, circa 1842. Two-storey villa in

Hamilton's own Tudoresque style, lower service wing to north;

now offices. Harled, with ashlar margins, dressings, and

chamfered ingoes: mostly hood-moulded openings; mostly

original horizontal glazing pattern (sashes); gables

crowstepped or with saw-toothed skews. Three-bay west (main

entrance) elevation 3 bays, advanced gable right with canted

ground floor window, crenellated porch in re-entrant angle,

wall-head gable to left, single window beyond, in upper

level of wing. South elevation is symmetrical, 3 finialled

and gabled window bays, the outer slightly advanced, shallow

central porch with door now a window. Tall, east-facing stair

window. Stacks have square flues linked by cornice, some cut

down. Slated roofs. Inside, ornament is classical, principal

rooms have decorative cornice plasterwork, chimney pieces

also decorative, cast-iron stair balusters a common pattern.

Notes

Milton estate passed in 1815 to John Moir of Hillfoot, Dollar, subsequently John MacArthur-Moir. The 1842 work may incorporate an existing house. Some service wings demolished in recent years.

References

Information from Dunoon and Cowal Heritage Trust

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