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Inveraray Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Inveraray, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2375 / 56°14'14"N

Longitude: -5.0736 / 5°4'24"W

OS Eastings: 209613

OS Northings: 709241

OS Grid: NN096092

Mapcode National: GBR 00.BS90

Mapcode Global: WH1JP.1H94

Entry Name: Inveraray Castle

Location: Inveraray

County: Argyll and Bute

Parish: Inveraray

Locality: Mid Argyll

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Building Class: Cultural

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11552

Source ID: 344143

Description

1744-61. Roger Morris, Architect; William and John Adam,

Masters of Works. Completed 1772-85. Robert Mylne, Architect. Quadrangular. 2 storeys and basement. (Attic with gabled

dormers added 1878). Round 3-storey corner towers (conical

roofs added 1878). High square central tower. Ashlar (lapis

ollaris). Slate roofs. Crenellation. String-courses. Pointed window-openings (round-headed spandrels inserted 1777 by

Mylne). Entrances on N.E. and S.W. sides, moulded pointed

doorways; 'Gothic' 2-span Bridges over Fosse. Damaged by fire

1877. Splendid Georgian interiors by Mylne: Drawing Room;

Dining Room; Saloon. Also high 'Gothic' Central Hall.

Statement of Interest

Seat of Dukes of Argyll. Built for 3rd Duke. Foundation stone

laid October 1746. Completed and decorated for 5th Duke.

Replaced old Inveraray Castle (built c.1450 for Sir Colin

Campbell of Glenorchy, later to his nephew, Colin, the 1st Earl

of Argyll) the site of which lies a few yards to E.

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