Basic Site Details

Name: Benmore House
Town, district or village: Kilmun
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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 41849   
Item 2 of 41862  Extension by Charles Wilson
Item 3 of 41874  Additions
Item 4 of 41891  East wing


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 6John Baird the SecondArchitect 1849 Possible attribution by 'Buildings of Scotland'
Item 2 of 6Charles WilsonArchitect 1862 Extension - work continued by Thomson who was initially working as assistant
Item 3 of 6David ThomsonArchitectB1874 Additions
Item 4 of 6Andrew Rennie CrawfordArchitectC1891 East wing etc - as apprentice to David Thomson of Thomson & Menzies
Item 5 of 6David ThomsonArchitectC1891 East wing etc
Item 6 of 6Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceC1891 East wing etc


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Partick, James1862 extension
Item 2 of 2Younger, Henry JClient for additions of 1891

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 2Benmore, Factor's House 
Item 2 of 2Benmore, The Lodge 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1896   278 (Thomson & Menzies)
Item 2 of 3Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p24
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p145-6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register95 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list for both Thomson phases of work
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Rennie Crawford: L v17 no1202