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Asknish House

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

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Latitude: 56.0714 / 56°4'17"N

Longitude: -5.3298 / 5°19'47"W

OS Eastings: 192844

OS Northings: 691510

OS Grid: NR928915

Mapcode National: GBR FD6N.ZBJ

Mapcode Global: WH1KB.3N7F

Plus Code: 9C8P3MCC+H3

Entry Name: Asknish House

Listing Name: Lochgair House, (Asknish) by Loch Gair

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343599

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11043

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343599

Location: Glassary

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Mid Argyll

Parish: Glassary

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Later 18th century. Georgian. 3 storeys. Coursed rubble; piended roof with flat deck. Giant pilasters with Rusticated plinths; cornice. Projecting central pavillion; round-headed niche flanked by windows at 2nd floor; Palladian window (Fluted Ionic) at 1st floor; Classical doorway (Doric pilasters, entablature and pediment). Gabled pavilion at

rear. Also, lean-to with crow-steps; crenellation. Curved flanking walls; ball-finials.

Statement of Interest

Domestic. Formerly a mansion of MacIver Campbells of Asknish (in Kilninver and Kilmelfort). Replaced an ancient castle (now gone) of Campbells of Auchinbreck, (Kilmodan) who had sold the estate to MacIver Campbells 1768. Sometimes called Asknesh.

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