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Poltalloch House Interior - view of the Red Library

SC 558816

Description Poltalloch House Interior - view of the Red Library

Catalogue Number SC 558816

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 11647

Scope and Content View of library in 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 (1789-1870). Burn himself staked out the proposed outline of the building in 1845. The house interior was decorated with plaster cornices, strapwork ceilings and stone and marble chimneypieces. The library was on the ground floor. In 1957 the house was dismantled and all of the ornamentation destroyed, although the layout is intact. Comfort, privacy and the segregation of the services were important considerations in Burn's country house designs. His houses were rarely higher than two storeys and an attic and the family and servant wings were very clearly defined. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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