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Latitude: 56.4871 / 56°29'13"N
Longitude: -6.8981 / 6°53'53"W
OS Eastings: 98599
OS Northings: 743530
OS Grid: NL985435
Mapcode National: GBR 9CCK.TBL
Mapcode Global: WGXB3.06GS
Entry Name: Island House, Loch an Eilean, Heylipol
Listing Date: 20 July 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354248
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19834
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles
Traditional County: Argyllshire
1748. Traditional. (Incorporating thick walls of Mediaeval keep.) Later alterations to roof and windows. 2 storeys and attic. Harled. Gabled. Round-headed dormers. Two later 19th century 2-storey gabled bays in front; insets with dates (W one '1874'; E, taken from older part, '1748'). L-shaped 1-storey offices at W. end. Roof formerly slated has been re-clad in Marley tiles.
On what was once an island. Built for Duke of Argyll's factor, incorporating ruins of old castle of the Macleans of Duart, from whom Tiree was acquired by Earl of Argyll 1674. Reputed to have a gruagoll or guardian fairy.