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Islay, Islay House

A Category A Listed Building in Killarow And Kilmeny, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.7849 / 55°47'5"N

Longitude: -6.2541 / 6°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 133390

OS Northings: 662809

OS Grid: NR333628

Mapcode National: GBR BFYF.84N

Mapcode Global: WGYGT.XV1M

Entry Name: Islay, Islay House

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 344817

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12142

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Killarow and Kilmeny

County: Argyll and Bute

Unitary Authority Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Parish: Killarow And Kilmeny

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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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

Statement of Interest

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.

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