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Kilmory Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Argyll, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0259 / 56°1'33"N

Longitude: -5.4216 / 5°25'17"W

OS Eastings: 186883

OS Northings: 686730

OS Grid: NR868867

Mapcode National: GBR DDZS.KDW

Mapcode Global: WH0JB.PSGT

Plus Code: 9C8P2HGH+99

Entry Name: Kilmory Castle

Listing Name: Kilmory Castle

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343595

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11039

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343595

Location: Glassary

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Parish: Glassary

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Tagged with: Country house

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19th century. Castellated

CENTRAL BLOCK: c.1820, incorporating parts of earlier castle. 3 storeys. Rubble: gabled slate roofs; gablets.

FRONT BLOCK: c.1830. 2 storeys. Blue flagstone, harled in parts; corbelled and crenellated parapet; gabled slate roof behind. Three 3-storey Towers: centre one with ogee arch and mock port-cullis giving access to court-yard; northern, square; southern, octagonal. String-courses. Mullioned windows. Interior in 'Gothick' taste: Ante-room; Octagonal Dining Room; Ball Room; Octagonal Drawing Room; "Queen Victoria's Dressing Room".

EXTENSIONS TO REAR: dated 1863. 2 storeys and attic. Rubble; gabled slate roofs; gablets. Oriel window. Chimney with date 1863. Linked by rubble wall to square Towers (with pyramidal roofs) at corners of courtyard (entered at rear by gateway with curvilinear pediment).

Statement of Interest

Originally the seat of Campbells of Kilmory. Passed through marriage to Sir John Pawlett Orde, Bt. 1826 and enlarged for him. Interior altered for conversion firstly to a yacht club then to a hotel Became Argyll & Bute D.C H.Q/ 1975. West wing damaged by fire in 1984.

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