Basic Site Details

Name: Balinakill House
Town, district or village: Clachan, North Kintyre
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: H E Clifford's son's memoir mentions work c.1920 on 'Ballin? House at Cla? in North Kintyre for Mr Mackinnon' - this probably refers to work either on Balinakill House or on the estate.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Balinakil  
Item 2 of 2Balinakill Country House HotelYes 

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 41867  From 1867 onwards: alterations to original house
Item 2 of 41893 Design exhibitedSketch for addition
Item 3 of 4c. 1920  Alterations/additions?
Item 4 of 419891991RestorationRestoration and lower block to S


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 7Hugh BarclayArchitectA1867 From 1867 onwards: alterations to original house
Item 2 of 7David BarclayArchitectB1893 Addition
Item 3 of 7H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB1893 Addition
Item 4 of 7Clifford & LunanArchitectural practiceCc. 1920 Alterations/additions?
Item 5 of 7Henry Edward CliffordArchitectCc. 1920 Alterations/additions?
Item 6 of 7Thomas Melville LunanArchitectCc. 1920 Alterations/additions?
Item 7 of 7Thomas 'Tom' GrantArchitectG19891991Restoration and new lower block to S


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2McKinnon, MrClient for 1920s work
Item 2 of 2Mckinnon, William, SirCo-founder of British India Steam Navigation Company and British East India Company


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Clifford, William Henry Morton1986Recollections about my father Typescript, per Iain D Paterson, in DMW archivep8
Item 2 of 4Davis, M Lost mansions of Argyll   
Item 3 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1893   844
Item 4 of 4Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp189-90 - does not give architect

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalAugust 1917 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp240

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12021