MILTON HOUSE (DISTRICT COUNCIL OFFICES) (Ref:26451)
This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the
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.
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.
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.
Information from Dunoon and Cowal Heritage Trust
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