Basic Site Details

Name: Ellary Castle
Town, district or village: Ardrishaig
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish: South Knapdale
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218701871  
Item 2 of 21894  Reconstruction after fire and remodelling. Tower heightened and new billiard room


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3David BryceArchitect 18701871 
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1894 Alterations and remodelling after fire. Tower heightened and new billiard room
Item 3 of 3Ronald CarswellArchitect After 1900Before 1911New estate buildings


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Tarratt, J FoxAlso client for restoration after fire
Item 2 of 2Tarratt, Mrs Foxfor estate buildings


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 2 of 3RSA1895   461
Item 3 of 3Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p171

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Builder28 September 1895LXIX p 221 and illustrations

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18270 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/83/1, 2, 3 Lorimer's plans for reconstruction show Bryce's original design
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Ronald Carswell: L v16 no 1174; Robert Stodart Lorimer: F v17 p35 no1114 (microfilm reel 12)