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Ardgowan House

Country House (18th Century), Hospital (First World War)

Site Name Ardgowan House

Classification Country House (18th Century), Hospital (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Ardgowan House Policies; Ardgowan Auxiliary Hospital

Canmore ID 41390

Site Number NS27SW 20

NGR NS 20750 73039

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Inverkip
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS27SW 20.00 20750 73039

NS27SW 20.01 20677 73688 North Lodge

NS27SW 20.02 2072 7310 Chapel

NS27SW 20.03 20749 72999 Formal Garden and Sundial

NS27SW 20.04 20750 72854 Gardener's House

NS27SW 20.05 20637 72832 Walled Garden

Architecture Notes


Architect: Hugh Cairncross 1797

William Burn - additions

John Henderson 1856 - Episcopal Chapel of St Michael's & All Angels

Sir Robert Lorimer 1904 - additions

Inventory of Plans (R3/P147)

Bed by Gillows now at Acton Round, Salop. (See Country Life, Jan 1978)


NMRS Photographic Survey of plans for Ardgowan including: design for Ardgowan by Wardrop and Reid 1882; designs for alterations to Ardgowan by William Burn 1862; design for the staircase to the tea garden by R S Lorimer 1905; design for a railing by Ramsay Traquair 1912, etc.

Copied 1984 Inventory 157


Strathclyde Regional Archives. Ardgowan Collection:

B67 Plan, section and elevation of hay shed at Ardgowan, 1920.

R.I.B.A. Library: Drawings Cell. William Burn 1852 - Plans & perspective of Gardener's House.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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