Basic Site Details

Name: Torosay House
Town, district or village: Craignure
Island: Mull
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish: Torosay
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Achnacroish As exhibited in RSA
Item 2 of 3Torosay Castle  
Item 3 of 3Torresay Castle As listed in Builder obituary

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 21856   
Item 2 of 218971906 Garden terraces


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 1856  
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectB1897 Terraced gardens (attributed)
Item 3 of 3Walter Murray Guthrie B18971906Terraced gardens - planning and execution largely by Guthrie, although attributed to Lorimer


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Campbell, Colonel of Possill 
Item 2 of 2Guthrie, Walter MurrayOwner in the 1890s


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Fiddes, Valerie and Rowan, Alistair1976David Bryce 1803-1876 Exhibition Catalogue, University of Edinburghp130
Item 2 of 4Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 3 of 4RSA1858   743. Exhibited as Achnocroich
Item 4 of 4Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp588-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce, listed as 'Torresay Castle for Mr J Campbell'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17975 
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register17929Terraced garden and statue walk