Basic Site Details

Name: Poltalloch House
Town, district or village: Lochgilphead
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Copy of Fraser drawing held by Michael C Davis. Burn house in Jacobethan style.

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 5c. 1849c. 1853 Original house and landscaping of garden, including garden terraces
Item 2 of 51855  Garden house
Item 3 of 519041908 Alterations
Item 4 of 519051906 Alterations and additions; plan of heating system
Item 5 of 51957 Destruction/demolitionHouse gutted


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 7William BurnArchitect c. 1849c. 1853Original house - landscaping in association with William Nesfield
Item 2 of 7William Andrews NesfieldArchitect, Landscape architectCc. 1849c. 1853Landscaping of garden, terraces etc in association with William Burn
Item 3 of 7Andrew FraserArchitect 1855 Garden house and other buildings (information from Michael Davis)
Item 4 of 7George Washington BrowneArchitectA19041908Additions and alterations
Item 5 of 7John More Dick PeddieArchitectA19041908Additions and alterations
Item 6 of 7Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceA19041908Additions and alterations
Item 7 of 7Thomas McCraeArchitect 1905(?)1906(?)Alterations and additions; plan of heating system: this may be another Thomas McCrae - the date is early for him, and the NMRS refers to him as heating engineer.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Malcolm, Neil of PoltallochClient for Burn work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Columba's Episcopal Church, Poltalloch 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RCAHMS ArgyllVII p351-353
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p425

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1900/27/2 (MCCrae drawings); DPPM 1900/27/3 and 34/2
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection