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Island House, Loch an Eilean, Heylipol

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

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354248

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19834

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tiree

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Parish: Tiree

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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.

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