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Islay, Ardnave House

Farmhouse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Ardnave House

Classification Farmhouse (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ardnave Farmhouse

Canmore ID 37501

Site Number NR27SE 34

NGR NR 28321 73029

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilchoman
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR27SE 34.00 NR 28321 73029 Ardnave House

NR27SE 34.00 NR 28265 73060 Ardnave Steading

Architecture Notes

NR27SE 34 2832 7302

This house, which faces S overlooking Ardnave Loch, is a plain harled and limewashed building of late 18th-century or

early 19th-century date. It is a two-storeyed building of T-plan form, incorporating a bow-fronted projection to the s

and a rear wing. The main block, which was formerly entered by a doorway (now blocked up) in the sw re-entrant,

measures 12.4m in length by 7.1m over all. The windows have square-arrised surrounds, and the roof, which

terminates in plain gable copes, appears to be splayed and sprocketed at the eaves. A single-storeyed porch and

outhouse have been added to the E side of the rear wing, and an external forestair with a solid balustrade rises to a first-floor entry in the NE re-entrant, an indication perhaps that the house was at one time subdivided for separate

occupation. The interior contains no visible features of interest.

The steading lies some 30m to the W of the house. The principal or SE facade, which measures 33.7m in length

incorporates three arch-pointed recessed bays and is crowned by a battlemented parapet. It is flanked by single-

storeyed stables-blocks and there are some partly ruinous ancillary ranges grouped around the courtyard at the rear.

The builder of this house was probably Duncan Campbell who died in 1825 and was buried near Ardnave Point.'*

Visited June 1979

RCAHMS 1984

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