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Poltalloch House, East Lodge, Bridge And Approach Walls

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Poltalloch House, East Lodge, Bridge And Approach Walls

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kilmartin Burn; Poltalloch Estate

Canmore ID 171370

Site Number NR89NW 81.04

NGR NR 82541 95978

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmichael Glassary
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR89NW 81.04 82541 95978

See also NR89NW 81.01.

This bridge carries the eastern approach to Poltalloch across the Kilmartin Burn, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Kilmartin and Kilmichael Glassary.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 October 2000.


Photographic Survey (1962)

Photographic survey of buildings on Poltalloch Estate, Argyll, by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1962.

Field Visit (October 1981)

The roofless shell of this large Jacobean-style mansion stands in extensive policies 2.3km NE of Duntrune Castle (No. 128), which it replaced as the seat of the Malcolm family of Poltalloch. It occupies a natural terrace bounded to the N and W by a wooded ridge, but enjoying a wide prospect over parkland to Sand E. The house was built for Neill Malcolm between 1849 and 1853 to designs produced in the London office of William Burn, who himself staked out the proposed outline of the building in 1845 (en.1). This original plan was modified in extended discussions with the client, so that working-drawings were produced only in 1849. Advice on the setting of the house was given by the landscape-architect W A Nesfield, who designed the surrounding terrace-walls and parterre (en.2*). The house, formerly known as Callton Mor, was dismantled in 1957.

RCAHMS 1992, visited October 1981

[for a full architectural description see RCAHMS 1992 No. 177]


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