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Torosay Castle

A Category A Listed Building in Oban South and the Isles, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4549 / 56°27'17"N

Longitude: -5.6872 / 5°41'14"W

OS Eastings: 172896

OS Northings: 735294

OS Grid: NM728352

Mapcode National: GBR DCBN.HQ9

Mapcode Global: WH0G8.M00W

Entry Name: Torosay Castle

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351971

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17975

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Torosay

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Parish: Torosay

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

1856. David Bryce. Scots Baronial mansion. Corbie-step-gabled. Square tower with corbelled and crenellated parapet; aediculed window, stepped stringcourse and knotted rope motif to entrance front. Round tower with conical roof. Original interiors, massive Jacobean staircase in entrance hall etc. S front more Jacobean. Fine balustraded parapets down to gardens. Terraced gardens attributed to Sir Robert Lorimer.

Statement of Interest

Originally a seat of Campbells of Possil, (Lanarkshire) and called Achnacroish House. Acquired by Arbuthnot C Guthrie 1870 and name changed to Duart House (and in 1911 to Torosay Castle when Murray Guthrie sold Duart Castle to Sir Fitzroy Maclean).

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