Gigha, Achamore Estate, Achamore House

Architectural Fragment(s), Country House

Site Name Gigha, Achamore Estate, Achamore House

Classification Architectural Fragment(s), Country House

Alternative Name(s) Island Of Gigha, Auchamore House, Mansion House Of Gigha

Canmore ID 38541

Site Number NR64NW 30

NGR NR 64273 47866

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Gigha And Cara
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR64NW 30.00 64273 47866

NR64NW 30.01 NR 64197 47226 Lodge

NR64NW 30.02 NR 64563 47788 Gates

For associated steading (NR 640 476), see NR64NW 32.

Although Achamore House itself was erected only in 1884, a number of earlier chimney-pieces of English provenance have been installed by the present proprietor, Lt-Col. Sir James Horlick, Bt. These comprise two moulded stone fireplaces with flat four-centred arch-heads, dating from the 16th century, and four richly decorated pine chimney-pieces of mid-18th century date.

RCAHMS 1971, visited June 1966.

Architecture Notes

Gigha, Achamore House.

OWNER: Sir James Horlick

ARCHITECT: John Honeyman, 1882

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