Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Poltalloch House Interior - view of the entrance hall

SC 558817

Description Poltalloch House Interior - view of the entrance hall

Catalogue Number SC 558817

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 5234

Scope and Content Hallway of Poltalloch House, Argyll and Bute This Jacobean-style mansion, now a roofless shell, was designed for Neill Malcolm between 1849 and 1853 by the London office of William Burn (1789-1870). Burn initiated the Scottish Baronial style for Scottish country houses. This stair hall is decorated with timber panelling. To the right is a large Jacobean-style overmantel. To the left is a massive timber stair lit by a six-light window which contains armorial stained glass. There is a large organ, also to the left. By the 1840s the function of the hall within large houses was changing. Many people, especially those interested in Gothic architecture, felt the hall should become the principal and central room in the house, as it had been in medieval times. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © RCAHMS

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions