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Poltalloch House Detail of armorial above main entrance

SC 558807

Description Poltalloch House Detail of armorial above main entrance

Catalogue Number SC 558807

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 12886

Scope and Content Armorial panel above principal entrance to Poltalloch House, Argyll and Bute This Jacobean-style mansion, now a roofless shell, was built for Neill Malcolm between 1849 and 1853 to designs produced in the London office of William Burn. The landscape architect William Nesfield (1793-1881) gave advice on the setting of the house. This semicircular panel surmounts a parapet above the main entrance. The parapet is decorated with strapwork, an ornament consisting of interlaced bands. The panel is decorated with the Malcolm coat of arms, supported by two stags. William Burn (1789-1870) initiated the Scottish Baronial style for Scottish country houses. His earliest commissions were Grecian-style public buildings, but by 1818 he was designing four country houses per year. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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